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Sociology of art

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The sociology of art is a subfield of sociology that explores the societal dimensions of art and aesthetics.[1]

Inside a gallery at the 798 Art District in Beijing, China.
Inside a gallery at the 798 Art District in Beijing, China.

Studying the sociology of art throughout history is the study of the social history of art, how various societies contributed to the appearance of certain artists.

Key scholars in the sociology of art include Pierre Bourdieu, Vera Zolberg, Howard S. Becker, Arnold Hauser, and Harrison White.

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