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Feldman on Feldman


The inadequacy of writing on the sociology of art has been mentioned. We know the names of those who have taken a sociological approach--Frederick Antal, Arnold Hauser, Anthony Blunt, John Berger, and Tim Clark. Much of the sociology of art has been written by Marxists who have a political as well as a sociological axe to grind. Still, we in art education should be doing more sociological analysis, more work on the consumption of art --with art defined to include every type of man-made image. I fought for the admission of this Social Theory Caucus as an affiliated group of NAEA, over some opposition. Not because I love you so much, but because I thought we needed a counter to the overwhelming psychological and child developmental biases of the profession. So, I am glad you are here, but now you have to justify your existence.


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