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Recognition in Art World as Social Process: The Case of Oscar and Daejong Film Awards

  • Korean Social Science Journal
  • Abbr : KSSJ
  • 2017, 44(1), pp.1-11
  • Publisher : Korean Social Science Research Council
  • Research Area : Social Science > Social Science in general
  • Published : June 1, 2017

Joon Han 1 Kyungsun Min 2

1연세대학교
2Incheon Development Institute

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ABSTRACT

We provide answers to the question of how artistic recognitions have changed through a process of consensus building in the film art world and what particular social contexts have influenced artistic recognitions. We examine changes in the categories of the Oscar award since 1929 and those of the Daejong award cine 1962. According to Howard Becker, the production and distribution of arts require collective rather than individual effort. It implies that art is not just a product of creative work by individual artist, but an outcome of social construction. Justification and legitimation of artistic value and role depends on the consensus among art world participants and reflects changes in broader social contexts. Since film is an outcome of extensive network of collective cooperation, being awarded for the remarkable achievement in certain role means that the role is recognized as valuable and important. Based on historical examination of proliferation of award categories in Oscal and Daejong award, we conclude that the scope of recognitions has been extended from core to periphery and major factors in such change include development of technology, political environments, collective action, and public discourse on artistic recognition.

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