'This book will change the ways in which Bourdieu is used in cultural studies and the sociology of aesthetics - it makes The Rules of Art and Bourdieu's books on photography as important as Distinction in those fields. Offering a clear and concise analysis of Bourdieu's works on aesthetics and sociology, Art Rules goes beyond to provide Bourdieu-inspired assessments of cultural production and consumption.' Dan Schubert, Department of Sociology, Dickinson College, USA 'A lively and forceful book, which will provide a good introduction to Bourdieu for sociology and art history students.' Peter Collier, Cambridge University A welcome addition to the growing body of literature on Bourdieu's sociology of culture which will become a useful tool for students and specialists in sociology, art history and related disciplines. Cultural Sociology
About the Author
Michael Grenfell is a Reader in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Southampton. Cheryl Hardy is an independent scholar.