"The Formation of an Artist Elite, 1938—2007. A Prosopographical Study of Social Origins, Educational Investments, and Artistic Careers"
2010 (English)Conference paper, Abstract (Refereed)
What acquired and inherited resources do individuals, who manage to be admitted to the most sought after areas of the educational system or who establish themselves at the most prominent positions within professional fields, possess? And how do these possessions change over time? In the paper, we try to answer this question by examining, on the one hand, the social recruitment the most dominant school of fine arts in Sweden, the Royal University College of Fine Arts in Stockholm, and, on the other hand, the social recruitment the most dominant positions in the field of artists in Stockholm. Our time period stretches from 1938 to 2007. This paper outlines our research model—arguing for a strong relation between the study of elite schools and the study of the dominant positions in the fields—and especially our construction and use of prosopography (collective biographies). In focus are 1 137 students in one elite school and 851 artists in leading positions in the field of art.
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IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-110314OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-110314DiVA: diva2:770539
The 8th European Social Science History conference, Session ELI03 Methodological Discussions in the Exploration of the History of Elites, April 13-16, 2010, Ghent, Belgium