Evaluative Schemas and the Attention of Critics in the U . S . Film Industry

  title={Evaluative Schemas and the Attention of Critics in the U . S . Film Industry},
  author={Greta Hsu},
Critics in market contexts are engaged in a constant struggle for legitimacy—a legitimacy which is dependent, in part, on the establishment of a rationalized and defensible system of standards for evaluating products. By appealing to such standards, critics legitimate the transfer of knowledge embodied in their evaluations and establish their contribution as intermediaries to the market at large. While this idea has received considerable attention in sociological literature, the implications of… CONTINUE READING
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