What is your opinion on classicism


refers to discrimination based on social origin and / or social and economic position. Classism is not only about the question of how much money someone has at their disposal, but also what status they have and what financial and social circumstances they grew up in. The majority of classicism is directed against people of a "lower class".

The term classicism is not a very widespread term that transports "classism" from the US context into German. It does not follow a specific definition of class, such as that of Marx, Bourdieu or Max Weber, even if there are overlaps Rather, the term was used in its own way, in which it was not assumed that everyone knew the above-mentioned theories. The term was largely shaped by the experiences of communities that are discriminated against multiple times, for example by groups within the women's movement or the “Black Movements”, which experience classism. The term therefore takes into account various dimensions of discrimination from an intersectional perspective. In addition, the term includes not only the economic position of people, but also the various experiences of devaluation on a cultural, political, institutional level and i individual level.

The General Equal Treatment Act does not name social origin and position as a discriminatory dimension. We take classism into account in our work, as the class origin, for example, largely determines how easily we gain access to the cultural scene, what values ​​we ascribe to certain art forms and whether the works we value are part of the canon.

Criticism of Classism in the Culture Industry

The network Museum as Muck (UK and Ireland) was founded in response to the severe underrepresentation of people from the working class in the museum sector. The self-organization networks and supports working class cultural workers in the museum sector and advises museums on how they can make their structures more accessible for working class cultural workers.