This paper responds to Sax, McCaffery, and the various judicial anti-destruction rulings by presenting a qualified defense of the owner’s right to destroy valuable resources.
Producing Local Color: A Study of Networks and Resource Mobilization in Three Local Chicago Communities
This study of networks and resource mobilization in three localities shows how professionals and local residents involved in art production accessed resources through social circuits to create markers of the racial, ethnic and class dimensions of their communities.
I argue that the shape of an artist's art-world network history influences success -- specifically, that a consistent history of a pattern of broad-ranging weak ties will lead to greater amounts of critical notice than will other types of network shapes.
The research reported here compares 48 communities in an effort to understand why some communities are more contentious than others when it comes to fighting over art and cultural expression.
We test the hypothesis that social capital is an important determinant of popular support for public funding of the arts.