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The Blackwell companion to the sociology of culture

Author: Mark D Jacobs; Nancy Weiss Hanrahan; Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2005.
Series: Blackwell companions to sociology, 12.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This collection of original, state-of-the-art essays by prominent international scholars covers the most important issues comprising the sociology of culture. Heightened recognition of the ways culture inflects politics and economics, social relations and personal identities has transformed scholarship in the social sciences and humanities." "The Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Culture reflects on this  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark D Jacobs; Nancy Weiss Hanrahan; Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
ISBN: 0631231749 9780631231745
OCLC Number: 55220229
Description: xvi, 503 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. PROBLEMS OF THEORY AND METHOD. Structure, culture and agency / Margaret S. Archer --
Culture and cognition / Albert J. Bergesen --
Difference and cultural systems: dissonance in three parts / Nancy Weiss Hanrahan --
pt. 2. CULTURAL SYSTEMS. Culture in global knowledge societies: knowledge cultures and epistemic cultures / Karin Knorr Cetina --
Media culture(s) and public life / Ronald N. Jacobs --
"Religion as a cultural system": theoretical and empirical developments since Geertz / Rhys H. Williams --
Aesthetic uncertainty: the new canon? / Vera L. Zolberg --
Pragmatics of taste / Antoine Hennion --
pt. 3. EVERYDAY LIFE AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF MEANING. Music and social experience / Tia DeNora --
Consumer culture / Daniel Thomas Cook --
Fame and everyday life: the "lottery celebrities" of reality TV / Andrea L. Press and Bruce A. Williams --
Labor for love: rethinking class and culture in the case of single motherhood / Maria Kefalas --
pt. 4. IDENTITY AND DIFFERENCE. New developments in class and culture / David Halle and L. Frank Weyher --
Sexuality and religion: negotiating identity differences / Michele Dillon --
Race after the cultural turn / Orville Lee --
pt. 5. COLLECTIVE MEMORY AND CULTURAL AMNESIA. Collective memory: why culture matters / Barry Schwartz, Kazuya Fukuoka, and Sachiko Takita-Ishii --
Counter-memories of terrorism: the public inscription of a dramatic past / Anna Lisa Tota --
Museums and the constitution of culture / Jan Marontate --
Dilemmas of the witness / Robin Wagner-Pacifici --
pt. 6. THE CULTURE OF INSTITUTIONS. Professions as disciplinary cultures / Magali Sarfatti Larson --
Everyday life and the constitution of reality / Susan S. Silbey --
The discourses of welfare and welfare reform / John W. Mohr --
The culture of savings and loan scandal in the no-fault society / Mark D. Jacobs --
pt. 7. THE CULTURE OF CITIZENSHIP: LOCAL, NATIONAL, GLOBAL. Civic culture at the grass roots / Paul Lichterman --
Public vocabularies of religious belief: explicit and implicit religious discourse in the American public sphere / John H. Evans --
Democracy and globalization in the global economy / Diana Crane --
The autonomy of culture and the invention of the politics of small things: 1968 revisited / Jeffrey C. Goldfarb --
Toward a nonculturalist sociology of culture: on class and status in globalizing capitalism / Nancy Fraser.
Series Title: Blackwell companions to sociology, 12.
Responsibility: edited by Mark D. Jacobs and Nancy Weiss Hanrahan.

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This collection of original, state-of-the-art essays by prominent international scholars covers the most important issues comprising the sociology of culture. It includes such topics as art, science,  Read more...

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"A worthy handbook for cultural sociologists and those interested in the sociology of culture." (Cultural Sociology, November 2008)

 
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