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International Sociological Association
Research Committee on Sociology of Arts RC37
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Established in 1979

To encourage research of high quality on the arts and culture more generally, within and between countries. To fulfill this purpose the Committee engages in the following activities:

  • it organizes sessions of the Sociology of the Arts at the meetings of the ISA
  • it sponsors international seminars on topics of theoretical, methodological or substantive importance in this field
  • it arranges for publication on matters related to research
  • develops an international roster of sociologists of the arts and culture, and organizations involved in similar pursuit
  • it fosters cross- national sociological research through the international membership in the research committee meetings, newsletter and other correspondence
  • it seeks to keep its members informed of RC37 activities
  • it engages in additional activities to disseminate its activities and encourage intellectual networks in and among many countries.


Board 2014-2018
Paulo MENEZES, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Ilaria RICCIONI, University of Bolzano, Italy
Eduardo DE LA FUENTE, James Cook University, Australia

Newsletter Editors
Ana Lúcia TEIXEIRA, Federal University of São Paulo, Brazil,
Laia FALCON, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain,
Board Members
Mariana CERVIÑO, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina  
Marisol FACUSE, University of Chile, Chile 
Florent GAUDEZ, University of Grenoble, France  
Malfrid Irene HAGEN, Buskerud University College, Norway
Jeffrey HALLEY, University of Texas, USA
Marta HERRERO, Sheffield University, United Kingdom
Michael HUTTER, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung and Technical University Berlin, Germany  
Eiko IKEGAMI, New School for Social Research, USA 
Volker KIRCHBERG, Leuphana University, Germany  
Jan MARONTATE, Simon Fraser University, Canada  
Arturo RODRIGUEZ MORATO, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain
Alain QUEMIN, University of Marne-la-Vallée and LATTS, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France (resigned, 2016)
Helmut STAUBMANN, University of Innsbruck, Austria  
Vera ZOLBERG, New School for Social Research, USA 

Past Boards

PDF file June 2016
PDF file March 2016
PDF file September 2015
PDF file December 2014
PDF file June 2014

RC37 Best Junior Paper in Sociology of Art Award
RC37 Richard Peterson Lifetime Achievement Prize in the Sociology of Art

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  • Category B economies USD 20
  • Category C economies USD 10
  • Student USD 10

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