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Предизвикателства на историзма: дилеми пред социологията на литературата (края на ХХ -- началото на ХХІ век)
Historicism as a challenge: the dilemma of the sociology of literature (20-21 century)

Author(s): Yani Milchakov
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Фондация за хуманитарни и социални изследвания - София
Keywords: historicism; sociology of literature; everyday life-readers; Pierre Bourdieu

Summary/Abstract: The article deals with the historically-oriented attitudes towards the sphere of social life of literature, proposed by Janusz Sławiński. An account is given of problems concerned with the subject, goals and cognitive limits of the sociology of literature. Endeavoring to summarize the recent development of the discipline, the author examines Pierre Bourdieu’s contributions such as cultural, social, and symbolic capital, and the concepts of habitus, field or location, and symbolic violence. The New Historicism grounded in the reactions of “everyday life-readers” and implying that literature must be studied and interpreted within the context of both the history of the author and the history of the critic, is particularly emphasized.

  • Issue Year: 2009
  • Issue No: 29
  • Page Range: 271-284
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Bulgarian