Thornton born 1965 is a writer, ethnographer and sociologist of culture. In the case of the club culture, sarah thornton suggests that club cultures, quite like other scenes, are taste cultures. Music, media, and subcultural capital 1995, thornton examines the shift from live to. This is an innovative contribution to the study of.
Thornton is a writer, ethnographer and sociologist of culture. Click and collect from your local waterstones or get free uk delivery on orders over. Nov 03, 2008 in seven days in the art world, sarah thornton follows the money in the contemporary art world. A conversation with sarah thornton the national book store blog. Taquacore overview sarah thornton sets out in her book club cultures to examine the social world of the discotheque and its associated dance culture, which she feels, other sociologists have looked down upon as a topic. She points out that we now live in a more fragmented society, and that there may be very many different reactions to moral. Thornton spent five years researching and interviewed 250 people for the book. Thornton has authored three books and many articles about artists, the art market, technology and design, the history of music technology, dance clubs, raves, cultural hierarchies, subcultures, and. Using a rich combination of methods, thornton paints a picture of club cultures as taste. Thornton has written three books, on club culture, art, and themes on artists to humanize and demystify contemporary art. Formerly the chief art market correspondent for the economist, thornton is the author of three critically acclaimed books and many influential articles.
The art world both expanded and started to spin faster. Jan 30, 2017 seven daysa in the art world isa a series of beautifully paced narratives where thornton investigates the drama of a christies auction, the workings in takashi murakamis studios, the elite at the basel art fair,a life in a notorious artschool seminar, and the wonderland of the venice biennale. Thornton states that subcultural ideologies are a means. Sarah thornton, american journal of sociology 102, no. Youth culture offers such an alternative status system to these youths, one in. Jun 05, 2015 sarah thornton, sociologist and author of seven days in the art world, published a new book last fall, titled 33 artists in 3 acts. Mar 09, 2016 sarah thornton speaks about the club culture s transgression from a youth attraction into a practice which can be enlisted next to a culture. Thornton, sarah club cultures nightclub femininity scribd. Article information, pdf download for rethinking subcultural capital, open epub for. Sarah thornton 1995 coined the term subcultural capital, inspired by bourdieus. She explains how the media along with the mainstream population have given recognition to club culture and raves which has led it to become a sub cultural phenomenon. Rethinking subcultural capital request pdf researchgate.
Join facebook to connect with sarah thornton and others you may know. In particular, thornton 2005 looks at the reception of media within club culture. Strategies for reconstructing the popular past volume 9 issue 1 sarah thornton please note, due to essential maintenance online purchasing will not be possible between 03. Thornton has authored three books and many articles about artists, the art market, technology and design, the history of music technology, dance clubs, raves, cultural hierarchies, subcultures, and ethnographic research methods. Thornton, sarah exploring the meaning of the mainstream club cultures free download as pdf file.
Sarah thornton is the author of seven days in the art world and normally writes about contemporary art for the economist february 2012 the art of recessiondodging. This is an innovative contribution to the study of popular culture, focusing on the youth cultures that revolve around dance clubs and raves. Using a rich combination of methods, thornton paints a picture of club cultures as taste cultures brought together by micromedia like flyers and listings, transformed. Club cultures ebook by sarah thornton 9780745668802. Seven days in the art world sarah thornton museum book club guide 1. Rave cultures and the academy today, research into postacid house. Sarah thorntons study, club cultures is perhaps the best summary and example of these criticisms. Facebook gives people the power to share and makes. Focusing on youth cultures that revolve around dance clubs and raves in great britain and the u. This suggests the limitations of much contemporary club culture criticism which concludes that because men tend to dominate at the levels of production and organisation, todays club cultures signal a sexualpolitical step backwards. A canadian who went to the uk on a prestigious commonwealth scholarship, thornton was hailed as britains hippest academic. Of the seven chapters or days auction, crit, fair, prize, magazine, studio visit, biennale in seven days in the art world which one did you find the most interesting. Sarah thornton describes club culture as the expression given to youth cultures for whom dance clubs are the symbolic axis and working social hub.
Sarah thornton describes club culture as the expression given to youth cultures for. Aug 07, 20 % even days in the art world is a time capsule of a remarkable period in the history of art during which the art market boomed, museum attendance surged, and more people than ever were able to abandon their day jobs and call themselves artists. Its the place where i found the most kindred spiritsenough oddball, overeducated. This suggests the limitations of much contemporary club culture criticism which. May 16, 2018 in sarah thorntons 2005 writings on subcultures, we can see the reception of media in subcultures, and what they do with the media that they consume.
The highlight of the book is also its achilles heel. Mar 29, 2017 the events and spectacles thornton details are certainly there, even if theyre fewer and farther between than seven days in the art world would suggest. Sarah thornton 1995 described club culture as a subculture that involved youths who frequented raves and dance clubs from the late 1980s to the mid 1990s. Mostly i recognized my art world in this quote from artforum publisher charles guarino. Thornton has authored three books and many articles about artists, the art market, technology and design, the history of music technology, dance clubs, raves, cultural hierarc. Sarah thornton s book raises some serious issues about cultural empowerment and the retrograde role of that growing academic discipline, cultural studies. Sarah thorntons phone number, email, address page 2 spokeo. Sarah thornton is a sociologist who writes about art, design and people. Read club cultures music, media and subcultural capital by sarah thornton available from rakuten kobo. The aim of this article is to contribute to the rethinking of the notion of subcultural capital as coined by sarah thornton. Strategies for reconstructing the popular past popular.
Music, media and subcultural capital sarah thornton amazon us focusing on youth cultures that revolve around dance clubs and raves in great britain and the u. Music, media, and subcultural capital music culture thornton, sarah on. A discussion and analysis of sarah thornton s book on club and rave cultures. Ctheory the book covers not only the club scene and its relationship with the media, but also the history of the discotheque, the decline of live music and the corresponding rise in popularity of its prerecorded counterpart, as well. Imagine reading a series of vanity fair articles and that is this. Sarah thornton speaks about the club culture s transgression from a youth attraction into a practice which can be enlisted next to a culture.
Music, media and subcultural capital sarah thornton this is an innovative contribution to the study of popular culture, focusing on the youth cultures that revolve around dance clubs and raves. While her previous book took the reader on a tour of the varied institutions that make up the art world auctions, art schools, fairs, awards and so forth, her new book considers the artists themselves. It would seem that these studies are key when considering bourdieus concept of cultural capital and thorntons development of subcultural capital in terms of. She portrays club cultures as taste cultures brought together by micromedia like flyers and. Carles feixa and jordi nofre, 2012, youth cultures, sociopedia.
She portrays club cultures as taste cultures brought together by micromedia like flyers and listings, transformed into selfconscious. Focusing on the youth cultures that revolve around dance clubs and raves, sarah thornton highlights the values of authenticity and hipness and explores the complex hierarchies that emerge within the domain of popular culture. She explains that club cultures are constantly associated with a specific space which continually transforms its sounds and styles and regularly bears witness to the excesses of youth cultures. She noted in her work that the previous two decades has seen the evolution of a number of youth subcultures, arising from a rebellion against the political and social framework of a. A subculture is a group of people within a culture that differentiates itself from the parent culture to which it belongs, often maintaining some of its founding principles. Cultural and subcultural capital kerrie finlay popular. Drawing on bourdieu, i argue that thorntons original work on the notion. Buy club cultures by sarah thornton from waterstones today. May 18, 2010 sarah thorntons studies on club cultures looked at the development of dance music through the club movement in britain from the late eighties and into the early nineties. This book is a highly innovative contribution to the study of popular culture.
Club cultures can, it is argued, come to provide important sites for the exploration of new ways of being womenin culture. Im obsessed with nature and representing it, i love birds and flowers and i have a thing for hearts too. Her book seven days in the art world was named one of the best art books of the year by the new york times the book is an international hit, currently available in seventeen languages. Rethinking subcultural capital sune qvotrup jensen, 2006. Find sarah thornton s phone number, address, and email on spokeo, the leading online directory for contact information. Focus upon these more subjective and experiential aspects reveals that todays dance cultures have much to offer women, and a lot more to say about femininity than is usually acknowledged. Club cultures linguistics assignment sample assignment. Thornton argues that cohen makes a mistake in assuming that there is simply one uniform response to moral panics. Subcultures develop their own norms and values regarding cultural, political and sexual matters.1458 312 1332 609 134 1559 810 817 716 1056 887 554 118 208 1215 589 1001 1360 860 258 768 1528 795 174 875 531 311 1004 1416 1464 1443 1504 549 672 552 1423 567 588 908 1033 1211 1030 1270 835