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dc.contributor.authorCoslor, Een_US
dc.date.available2016-03-16T04:32:03Z
dc.date.issued2010-01-01en_US
dc.identifierhttp://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000300619200009&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=d4d813f4571fa7d6246bdc0dfeca3a1cen_US
dc.identifier.citationCoslor, E, HOSTILE WORLDS AND QUESTIONABLE SPECULATION: RECOGNIZING THE PLURALITY OF VIEWS ABOUT ART AND THE MARKET, ECONOMIC ACTION IN THEORY AND PRACTICE: ANTHROPOLOGICAL INVESTIGATIONS, 2010, 30 pp. 209 - 224en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/59437
dc.description.abstractThe “hostile worlds” view argues that money corrupts the meaning of art, but some suggest this is a dated concept in describing the art market. Instead of dismissing this view, this paper argues that we need a typology of beliefs about art, money and commensuration; what could be understood as a pluralist understanding. Based on ethnographic research on the high-end contemporary art market in New York and London, I find that collectors, investors and art world experts often have different views about the relationship between art and money. This recognition is significant because art is a symbolic good with assigned, rather than intrinsic value, meaning that the value of art can be damaged for people holding hostile worlds views when the mechanisms that maintain the appropriate balance between art and money break down or are disregarded. In this sense, hostile worlds views create a performativity effect.
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherEMERALD GROUP PUBLISHING LTDen_US
dc.titleHOSTILE WORLDS AND QUESTIONABLE SPECULATION: RECOGNIZING THE PLURALITY OF VIEWS ABOUT ART AND THE MARKETen_US
dc.typeChapter
dc.identifier.doi10.1108/S0190-1281(2010)0000030012en_US
melbourne.affiliation.departmentManagement and Marketing
melbourne.source.titleECONOMIC ACTION IN THEORY AND PRACTICE: ANTHROPOLOGICAL INVESTIGATIONSen_US
melbourne.source.titleResearch in Economic Anthropologyen_US
melbourne.source.volume30en_US
melbourne.source.pages209 - 224en_US
melbourne.elementsid347356
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden_US
melbourne.contributor.authorCoslor, Erica
melbourne.contributor.orcidCoslor, Erica [0000-0002-7099-9361]
melbourne.accessrightsOpen Access


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