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The Resource The economy of prestige : prizes, awards, and the circulation of cultural value, James F. English

The economy of prestige : prizes, awards, and the circulation of cultural value, James F. English

Label
The economy of prestige : prizes, awards, and the circulation of cultural value
Title
The economy of prestige
Title remainder
prizes, awards, and the circulation of cultural value
Statement of responsibility
James F. English
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This is a book about one of the great untold stories of modern cultural life: the remarkable ascendancy of prizes in literature and the arts. James F. English documents the dramatic rise of the awards industry and its complex role within what he describes as an economy of cultural prestige."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
English, James F.
Dewey number
001.4/4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
AS935
LC item number
.E54 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Awards
  • Literary prizes
  • Art
  • Culture
  • Intellectual life
  • Popular culture
  • Cultural industries
  • Value
  • Prestige
  • Cultural industries
Label
The economy of prestige : prizes, awards, and the circulation of cultural value, James F. English
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 346-390) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The age of award -- Prize frenzy -- Precursors of the modern cultural prize -- The logic of proliferation -- Prizes as entertainment -- Peculiarities of the awards industry -- The making of a prize -- Taste management -- Trophies as objects of production and trade -- The game and its players -- Scandalous currency -- The new rhetoric of prize commentary -- Strategies of condescension, styles of play -- The global economy of cultural prestige -- The arts as international sport -- The new geography of prestige -- Prizes and the politics of world culture -- Appendix A. The rise of the prize -- Appendix B. Prizes and commerce -- Appendix C. Winner take all: six lists
Control code
60776857
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii, 409 pages
Isbn
9780674018846
Lccn
2005050273
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The economy of prestige : prizes, awards, and the circulation of cultural value, James F. English
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 346-390) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The age of award -- Prize frenzy -- Precursors of the modern cultural prize -- The logic of proliferation -- Prizes as entertainment -- Peculiarities of the awards industry -- The making of a prize -- Taste management -- Trophies as objects of production and trade -- The game and its players -- Scandalous currency -- The new rhetoric of prize commentary -- Strategies of condescension, styles of play -- The global economy of cultural prestige -- The arts as international sport -- The new geography of prestige -- Prizes and the politics of world culture -- Appendix A. The rise of the prize -- Appendix B. Prizes and commerce -- Appendix C. Winner take all: six lists
Control code
60776857
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii, 409 pages
Isbn
9780674018846
Lccn
2005050273
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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