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I gränslandet mellan konst och mode - En kultursociologisk analys av Scooter LaForges konstnärskap

Ralpher, Lovisa LU (2016) KOVK02 20152
Division of Art History and Visual Studies
Abstract
The New York based artist Scooter LaForge has, until now, never featured in any academic work.
By using the field theory, one of the core concepts by the french sociologist Pierre Bourdieu, this study aims to provide a possible interpretation of which driving forces that has been of importance in positioning Scooter LaForge in the field of cultural production. Bourdieu’s conceptual apparatus, in particular the concepts of field, habitus, cultural-, economic-, symbolic- and social capital, is used throughout the study. Through LaForge’s involvement in both fashion and art he exemplifies a kind of artist that works on the border between two fields that earlier has been considered as non compatible. Co-operating with influential actors from... (More)
The New York based artist Scooter LaForge has, until now, never featured in any academic work.
By using the field theory, one of the core concepts by the french sociologist Pierre Bourdieu, this study aims to provide a possible interpretation of which driving forces that has been of importance in positioning Scooter LaForge in the field of cultural production. Bourdieu’s conceptual apparatus, in particular the concepts of field, habitus, cultural-, economic-, symbolic- and social capital, is used throughout the study. Through LaForge’s involvement in both fashion and art he exemplifies a kind of artist that works on the border between two fields that earlier has been considered as non compatible. Co-operating with influential actors from both fields he can transcend these earlier boundaries, and acquire a broad and characteristic position in the field of cultural production. (Less)
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author
Ralpher, Lovisa LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
In the Borderland Between Fashion and Art - A Sociological Cultural Analysis of Scooter LaForge’s Artistry.
course
KOVK02 20152
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Scooter LaForge, Pierre Bourdieu, field of cultural production, habitus, cultural capital, economic capital, symbolic capital, social capital, wearable art.
language
Swedish
id
8569803
date added to LUP
2016-02-08 09:11:40
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2016-02-08 09:11:40
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  abstract     = {The New York based artist Scooter LaForge has, until now, never featured in any academic work. 
By using the field theory, one of the core concepts by the french sociologist Pierre Bourdieu, this study aims to provide a possible interpretation of which driving forces that has been of importance in positioning Scooter LaForge in the field of cultural production. Bourdieu’s conceptual apparatus, in particular the concepts of field, habitus, cultural-, economic-, symbolic- and social capital, is used throughout the study. Through LaForge’s involvement in both fashion and art he exemplifies a kind of artist that works on the border between two fields that earlier has been considered as non compatible. Co-operating with influential actors from both fields he can transcend these earlier boundaries, and acquire a broad and characteristic position in the field of cultural production.},
  author       = {Ralpher, Lovisa},
  keyword      = {Scooter LaForge,Pierre Bourdieu,field of cultural production,habitus,cultural capital,economic capital,symbolic capital,social capital,wearable art.},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {I gränslandet mellan konst och mode - En kultursociologisk analys av Scooter LaForges konstnärskap},
  year         = {2016},
}