Pierre Bourdieu, in Pour un savoir engagé, Athènes, mai 2001, Raisons d'agir-Grèce, Le Monde Diplomatique, février 2002 — Page 3, aussi in Interventions, 1961-2001. Science sociale et action politique, Agone, P.465-469
"D’autre part, les mouvements sociaux ont apporté des méthodes d’action que les syndicats ont peu à peu, encore une fois, oubliées, ignorées ou refoulées. Et en particulier des méthodes d’action personnelle : les actions des mouvements sociaux recourent à l’efficacité symbolique, une efficacité symbolique qui dépend, pour une part, de l’engagement personnel de ceux qui manifestent ; un engagement personnel qui est aussi un engagement corporel.
Il ne s’agit pas de défiler, bras dessus bras dessous, comme le font traditionnellement les syndicalistes le 1er mai. Il faut faire des actions, des occupations de locaux, etc. Ce qui demande à la fois de l’imagination et du courage."

mardi 5 mai 2015

Brokerage and Production in the American and French Entertainment Industries. Invisible Hands in Cultural Markets, Edited by Violaine Roussel and Denise Bielby

Brokerage and Production in the American and French Entertainment Industries
Invisible Hands in Cultural Markets
Edited by 
Violaine Roussel and Denise Bielby 
Lexington Books

Présentation de l'éditeur
Invisible Hands in Cultural Markets shines unprecedented light on the activity of talent representatives and production professionals in the American and French film and television industries. Agents and other talent brokers, studio executives, independent producers, casting directors, and film offices—all operate and interact behind the scenes in ways that are consequential to the making of artistic careers and cultural products. But even as these professionals play a crucial role in the entertainment industry, their activity is usually invisible and relatively unknown. This collection of empirically grounded contributions by established and up-and-coming American and French scholars reveals their day-to-day reality. It presents how entertainment industry professionals work and what they experience, demonstrates the ways in which they build relationships with artists and other counterparts, and examines the role they play in shaping the content of film and television projects. Taken together, the chapters put the brokerage of talent and content in comparative perspective. They also challenge taken-for-granted approaches to the study of cultural industries and explore the complex intertwining between commercial and artistic logics.
Violaine Roussel is professor of sociology at the University of Paris VIII. Denise Bielby is professor of sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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