Performing Legitimacy

Studies in High Culture and the Public Sphere

  • Håkon Larsen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Håkon Larsen
    Pages 127-139
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 141-146

About this book


This book is an investigation of the cultural work involved in the social process of achieving and maintaining legitimacy as a not-for-profit arts or media organization in the twenty-first century. Within this work, Larsen advances an approach to studying organizational legitimacy, emanating from within cultural sociology. More specifically, he analyzes the legitimation work done in public service broadcasters in the Scandinavian countries of Norway, Sweden, and Denmark, the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet, the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Metropolitan Opera in New York City.    


Media Arts Culture Performance Civic Arts Opera

Authors and affiliations

  • Håkon Larsen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Sociology and Human GeographyUniversity of OsloOsloNorway

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-31046-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-31047-3
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