Performing Legitimacy: studies in high culture and the public sphere
by Håkon Larsen
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Performing Legitimacy: Studies in High Culture and the Public Sphere, Palgrave Macmillan, 2016
Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-31046-6, eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-31047-3
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.
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