Publikasjonsdetaljer

År
2001
Forfattere
PARULSKIENE, D.
Institusjon
University of the arts, Helsinki
Region
Europe, Lithuania
Land
Finland
Type
Avhandling
Abstrakt / Utdrag
In the thesis there is argued that organizations in an arts field are not driven only by rational decisions, that they are concerned also with question of legitimacy, need to conform existing social institutions and professional norms. Institutional analysis of five music festivals gives evidence that in Lithuanian contemporary music field during the decade of independence occurred institutional change toward democratization and commercialization of productive and reproductive processes. The festivals started to be driven by the logic of struggle for legitimacy within economic and political power - the state, professionals, and certain groups of audiences. Research shows that arts organizations in their struggle for legitimacy become more similar in their practices, and lack of innovation is clearly apparent here. Main reasons of institutional homogenization on the field level are dependence on the centralized state financing, high level of professionalization, and re-established during the independence period structuration of the field with the dominant position of professional association. Available socio‐cultural analysis of the personalities, involved in the organization of the festivals, implies that role of the individuals in the field, their ability to challenge established rules and norms, is crucial.