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Artful legitimacy: The role of materiality in practices of legitimation [r-libre/2812]

Cnossen, Boukje, & Bencherki, Nicolas (2023). Artful legitimacy: The role of materiality in practices of legitimation. Organization Studies, 44 (6), 919–938. https://doi.org/10.1177/01708406221142962

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Abstract: This paper highlights the role of materiality in legitimising art organising as occurs at festivals and performances. Through ethnographic fieldwork pertaining to art events and projects, we documented how legitimacy is accomplished through the very performance of art. We observed that artistic practices materialise the very norms by which they are assessed and demarcate a normative space of their own. Our paper contributes to the research on legitimacy by showing it takes place through connection with societal norms but also through a disconnection that fosters such a distinct space. Legitimation thus corresponds to configuring the specific situation where the actions under scrutiny are legitimate; it is a continuous process that is accomplished not for but with an audience.
Official URL: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/01708...
Depositor: Bencherki, Nicolas
Owner / Manager: Nicolas Bencherki
Deposited: 25 Nov 2022 18:34
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2023 15:46

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