Vincent Dubois SAGE (UMR 7363), Université de Strasbourg, MISHA
5 Allée du Général Rouvillois CS 50008 - F-67083 Strasbourg cedex France
+33 (0)3 68 85 61 70 - vincent.dubois@misha.fr

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  • "From social stratification to the cultural field : the genesis of career choices in cultural occupations"

    Keynote speech, symposium Rethinking the Cultural Field, April 6 2017, University of Canberra

  • The "French Model" and its "Crisis" : Amibitions, Ambiguities and Challenges of a Cultural Policy"

    Debats. Journal on Culture, Power and Society, Annual Review 1, 2016, p. 81-97

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  • “El « modelo francés » y su « crisis » : ambiciones, ambigüedades y retos de una política cultural”

    Debats. Revista de cultura, poder y sociedad, 2016, 130(2), 33-52.

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  • "El ’model francès’ i la seua ’crisi’ : ambicions, ambigüitats i reptes d’una política cultural"

    Debats. Revista de cultura, poder i societat, 2016, 130(2), 33-51.

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  • Culture as a Vocation

    Sociology of Career Choices in Cultural Management

    (with the collaboration of Victor Lepaux, translated from the French by Jean-Yves Bart), Routledge CRESC series, 2015.
    Available in hardback and e-book.

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    Vocational occupations are attractive not so much for their material rewards as for the prestige and self-fulfillment they confer. They require a strong personal commitment, which can be subjectively experienced in terms of passion and selflessness. The choice of a career in the cultural sector provides a good example of this. What are the terms of this calling ? What predisposes individuals to answer it ? What are the meanings of such a choice ? To answer these questions, this book focuses on would-be cultural managers. By identifying their social patterns, by revealing the resources, expectations and visions of the world they invest in their choice, it sheds new light on these occupations. In these intermediary and indeterminate social positions, family heritages intersect with educational strategies and aspirations of upward mobility with tactics against downward mobility. Ultimately the study of career choices in cultural management suggests a new take on the analysis of social reproduction. The empirical findings of this research conducted in France are set in a broader comparative perspective, at the European level and with the USA.

    ’Every year, thousands of talented young people aspire to careers in the arts. Vincent Dubois’s brilliant sociological analysis of French careers in cultural management reveals the challenges - and often disappointments - which lie in their way. This book will be essential reading across the globe for those interested in how career patterns in the cultural sector are changing’. Pr. Mike Savage, Head of Sociology Department and Chair, London School of Economics

    ’Many have wondered : what is arts management ? Few answers truly satisfy. Vincent Dubois poses a set of fresh questions and manages to answer this and far more in his well-researched, highly readable volume. It should be required reading in our field.’
    Pr. Constance DeVereaux, Director, LEAP Institute for the Arts, Colorado State University, USA

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    Introduction

    Chapter 1. Culture in the space of career choices

    1.1. How cultural occupations became attractive
    1.1.1. The rise of cultural employment
    1.1.2. Cultural managers : Professional labels and vocations
    1.1.3. An attractive sector despite poor employment conditions
    1.1.4. The attraction of uncertainty
    1.2. Training and the genesis of vocations
    1.2.1. The development of specialized training programs in cultural management
    1.2.2. The structured of the specialized training supply
    1.2.3. The effects of the specialization of training

    Chapter 2. Who wants to be a cultural manager ?

    2.1. A largely feminine vocation
    2.2. Higher social backgrounds
    2.3. Educated applicants
    2.4. Well-rounded applicants
    2.5. The space of applicants

    Chapter 3. The meanings of a career choice

    3.1. Leaving doors open
    3 1.1. A genuine choice
    3.1.2. The narratives of vocation
    3.1.3. Choosing the cultural sector rather than a given occupation
    3.2. A third way between art and teaching
    3.2.1. Teaching as a foil
    3.2.2. The artistic vocation as a reference
    3.3. The social rationales of a career choice
    3.3.1. Dreams of social mobility
    3.3.2. Professional reproduction
    3.3.3. A devalued cultural capital and a reinvested educational capital
    3.3.4. Self-assertion

    Chapter 4. Intermediary dispositions and adjustment strategies

    4.1. Between cultural legitimism and eclecticism
    4.2. Reinvesting the artist’s life
    4.2.1. Re-enchanting work
    4.2.2. The new spirit of capitalism embodied
    4.2.3. A different form of political awareness

    Conclusion

    Appendix

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    Reviews : Arts Management Newsletter / Arts Management Ireland / International Journal of Cultural Policy / Journal of Arts Management Law and Society

    Voir en ligne : Routledge

  • « Sociologie de la culture »

    in Dictionnaire de sociologie, A. Michel-Encyclopædia Universalis, nouvelle édition, 2015 (version revue et mise à jour du texte de 2007).

    Voir en ligne : Encyclopedia Universalis

  • “The Politics of Cultural Statistics : from Legitimization to Critique (France, 1960-1990)”

    in Marnie Badham, Lachlan MacDowall, Emma Blomkamp and Kim Dunphy (eds.), Making Culture Count : The Politics of Cultural Measurement, Palgrave MacMillan, 2015, p. 42-52.

    Voir en ligne : Palgrave

  • "Art management as a career choice : how structural factors increase class and gender gaps. Evidence from the French case"

    12th Conference of the European Sociological Association, Prague, 25.-28.8 2015.

  • Interview on arts management and sociological research

    April 2015

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    Voir en ligne : LEAP

  • “Cultural management as a career choice : a sociological approach”

    LEAP International Bistro Series Information, Colorado State University, April 9, 2015 (video conference).

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