CAREER, CULTURE, AND SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY IN A VARIETY ART: The Magician

Author(s)

Stebbins, Robert A.

 

 

Edition

Orig. Ed 1984, Reprint Ed. 1993

Pages

ISBN #

Cloth/Paper

U.S. Dollars

180

0-89464-731-8

C

$30

Description

Reviews

As a study in the sociology of work and occupations, this work examines the nature of amateur-professional relations and vocational careers in an occupation where professionals begin as amateurs and remain in contact and competition with them for work. Stebbins contributes to our understanding of social organization of magicians as a group. Finally, as a study of popular culture, Stebbins' work traces the history of magic in relation to other variety arts and examines the work and leisure life-styles of amateur and professional magicians.

"The book as a whole is refreshingly free of theoretical rigidty and ideological bias.  Stebbins lets the magicians speak for themselves, and lets the reader draw his or her own conclusions.  One conclusion, however, seems clear: that the sociology of work and leisure, as well as the broader study of performance and popular culture, has been enhanced by this pioneering venture..." -- Frank E. Manning, University of Western Ontario

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