Author Bergsgard, Nils Asle
Article Title Outsiders? A sociological study of Norwegian artists with minority background
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Source The international journal of cultural policy. vol. 21, no. 3 (Jun. 2015), p.309-325
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Journal Title The international journal of cultural policy.
Copy vol. 21, no. 3 (Jun. 2015), p.309-325
ISSN 1028-6632
Co author Vassenden, Anders
Brief substance Why are there relatively few successful artists from a migrant background in Norway? Based on a study of artists of known migrant backgrounds, we explore this question from the artists’ points of view. We analyze both their social and cultural background, and the mechanisms of exclusion and inclusion at work in Norway’s art world, and especially the interaction between the two. We have concentrated on the dramatic arts: theater and dance. The article presents a theoretically informed analysis of the qualitative material using the sociology of art on the one hand and the sociology of migration and ethnic relations on the other. Further, the empirical analyses are in constant dialog with other Norwegian studies of the art field and the artists themselves. The article presents original findings on the relationship between barriers in young migrants’ backgrounds and impediments to entering and navigating at the field of dramatic arts
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