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Author Grams, Diane, 1957-
Title Producing local color : art networks in ethnic Chicago / Diane Grams.
Imprint Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2010.

Author Grams, Diane, 1957-
Subject Art and society -- Illinois -- Chicago.
Artists -- Social networks -- Illinois -- Chicago.
Artists -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Social conditions.
Ethnic art -- Illinois -- Chicago.
Marginality, Social -- Illinois -- Chicago.
Sociology, Urban -- Illinois -- Chicago.
Social sciences -- Network analysis.
Pilsen (Chicago, Ill.) -- Social life and customs.
Bronzeville (Chicago, Ill.) -- Social life and customs.
Rogers Park (Chicago, Ill.) -- Social life and customs.
Description 1 online resource (xv, 281 pages, 20 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (chiefly color)
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Theory of local art production networks -- Local places -- Community-based art and the ideologies of local participation -- Aesthetic networks and cultural capital -- Autonomy networks and artistic control -- Problem-solving networks and social stability -- Gentrification networks and the whitewashing of culture -- Empowerment networks and the restoration of local culture -- Post-urban culture?
Summary In big cities, major museums and elite galleries tend to dominate our idea of the art world. But beyond the cultural core ruled by these moneyed institutions and their patrons are vibrant, local communities of artists and art lovers operating beneath the high-culture radar. Producing Local Color is a guided tour of three such alternative worlds that thrive in the Chicago neighborhoods of Bronzeville, Pilsen, and Rogers Park. These three neighborhoods are, respectively, historically African American, predominantly Mexican American, and proudly ethnically mixed. Drawing on her ethnographic resear.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780226305233 (electronic bk.)
0226305236 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 690177939
Additional Format Print version: Grams, Diane, 1957- Producing local color. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2010 9780226305172 (DLC) 2010005957 (OCoLC)550550781

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