SOCIOLOGY OF ART AND THE SCIENCES ON CULTURE (Socjologia sztuki wsród nauk o kulturze)
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The goal of the paper is discussion of sociology of art situation among the sciences dealing with problems of culture. It is made in context of Florian Znaniecki's works, particularly his idea of the sciences on culture. In the first part of the paper, the specific character of sociological perspective towards art is noted. Then, appealing to Znaniecki's ideas of the specific character of social sciences and of sciences on culture, the place and tasks of the sociology of art are described. In the last part of the paper, three ways of dealing with relationships between sociology of art and the sciences on culture are presented, depending on understanding of the science on culture. In traditional, disciplinary division of the sciences, sociology of art is an auxiliary discipline. In an account recalling divisions into systems of cultural values, sociology of art becomes a science on culture. In an account based on a typology of cultural phenomena and processes, sociology of art is a science on culture as well, but disciplinary divisions cease to play any important role.
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