Performing Legitimacy

Studies in High Culture and the Public Sphere

Authors: Larsen, Håkon

  • Advances a cultural approach to the study of organizational legitimacy emanating from within cultural sociology
  • Provides comparative case studies of arts and media organizations in Scandinavia and America
  • Offers readers a conceptual framework for the discussion about the legitimation of public or non-profit organizations
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This book is an investigation of the cultural work involved in the social process of achieving and maintaining legitimacy as a not-for-profit arts or media organization in the twenty-first century. Within this work, Larsen advances an approach to studying organizational legitimacy, emanating from within cultural sociology. More specifically, he analyzes the legitimation work done in public service broadcasters in the Scandinavian countries of Norway, Sweden, and Denmark, the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet, the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Metropolitan Opera in New York City.    

About the authors

Håkon Larsen is an Associate Professor at the Department of Social Sciences, Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences, Norway. He is also a Faculty Fellow at the Center for Cultural Sociology, Yale University, USA. 

Reviews

“Larsen is advancing a cultural approach to organizational legitimacy in contrast to neo-institutional approaches. As a coherent piece of work, it is a major achievement that can be expected to be discussed internationally, especially since it raises issues of general importance, theoretically and politically.” (Karin Widerberg, Professor of Sociology, University of Oslo, Norway)

“This is an important and most original contribution to the field of comparative cultural sociology. Larsen convincingly adopts a pluralist approach to theory and his empirical research generates very significant insights. This book should be compulsory reading for anyone interested in the field.” (Jean-Pascal Daloz, CNRS Research Professor, University of Strasbourg, France) 

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • A Cultural Approach to Studies of Arts and Media Organizations

    Larsen, Håkon

    Pages 1-31

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  • Performing Legitimacy as Civil Opera Houses

    Larsen, Håkon

    Pages 33-59

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  • Legitimation Work in State-Funded Arts Organizations

    Larsen, Håkon

    Pages 61-78

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  • The Crisis of Public Service Broadcasting Reconsidered

    Larsen, Håkon

    Pages 79-99

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  • The Legitimation Rhetoric of Public Service Broadcasters

    Larsen, Håkon

    Pages 101-125

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eBook 66,99 €
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Hardcover 85,59 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-31046-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Performing Legitimacy
Book Subtitle
Studies in High Culture and the Public Sphere
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-31047-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-31047-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-31046-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 146
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