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Theory of culture

Author: Richard Münch; Neil J Smelser; American Sociological Association. Theory Section.; Deutsche Gesellschaft für Soziologie. Sektion Soziologische Theorien.
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1992.
Series: New directions in cultural analysis, 2.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The essays in this volume contribute to the debate on the definition of culture and its relationship with other basic categories in sociological theory. Fundamental issues such as the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Kongreß
Conference papers and proceedings
Congresses
Congrès
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)791170750
(NO-TrBIB)042255783
Material Type: Conference publication, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Münch; Neil J Smelser; American Sociological Association. Theory Section.; Deutsche Gesellschaft für Soziologie. Sektion Soziologische Theorien.
ISBN: 0520075986 9780520075986 0520075994 9780520075993
OCLC Number: 24627101
Notes: Based on papers from a conference held July 23-25, 1988 in Bremen, sponsored by the Theory Sections of the American Sociological Association and the German Sociological Association.
Description: xiii, 410 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Culture : coherent or incoherent / Neil J. Smelser --
The cultic roots of culture / Eugene Halton --
The order-maintaining and order-transforming dimensions of culture / S.N Eisenstadt --
The concept of culture and its place within a theory of social action : a critique of Talcott Parson's theory of culture / Michael Schmid --
Representative culture and cultural representation / Johannes Weiss --
Infrastrucutre and superstructure : revisions in Marxist sociology of culture / Robert Wuthnow --
Collective purpose and culture : findings and implications from some studies of societies / Guy E. Swanson --
Social norms in the institutional culture of the German Federal Parliament / Renate Mayntz --
The production and reproduction of inequality : a theoretical cultural analysis / Richard Münch --
Cultural production, consumption, and the development of the cultural sphere / Mike Featherstone. The promise of a cultural sociology : technological discourse and the sacred and profane information machine / Jeffrey C. Alexander --
Culture and the locus of work in contemporary western Germany : a Weberian configurational analysis / Stephen Kalberg --
Culture and crisis : making sense of the crisis of the work society / Klaus Eder.
Series Title: New directions in cultural analysis, 2.
Responsibility: edited by Richard Münch and Neil J. Smelser.
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