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FACUSE M, Marisol. SOCIOLOGÍA DEL ARTE Y AMÉRICA LATINA: NOTAS PARA UN ENCUENTRO POSIBLE. Universum [online]. 2010, vol.25, n.1, pp.74-82. ISSN 0718-2376. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-23762010000100006.
This article offers a reflection on the constitution of the sociology of art field in Latin America. In the first part, by means of a short overview of the central areas of interest of sociological activity on our continent, the author points out a relative absence of the arts as a specific area of sociological research. In the second part, a variety of theoretical positions which have marked recent debates on the sociology of art (Heinich, Péquignot, Leenhardt, Esquenazi) are discussed with a view to giving deeper meaning to the pertinence of sociological analysis of the arts. Starting from the idea that works of art form a rich source of knowledge about society, this study aims to contribute to opening new avenues of research which bring together art and sociology.
Palabras clave : Sociology of art; Latin America.