Co-Opting Culture

Hardcover (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$80.00
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $28.00
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 65%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (9) from $28.00   
  • New (5) from $83.91   
  • Used (4) from $28.00   

Overview

Co-opting Culture: Culture and Power in Sociology and Cultural Studies represents a collection of new scholarship on culture from the social sciences and from work done under the rubric of "cultural studies". Working from the idea that Sociology and Cultural Studies have developed distinct and valuable toolkits for understanding culture, the editors have brought together a collection of essays that address the ways in which the cultures around race, sex, and gender are mediated through or intersect with politics, society, and economy. Some essays deal directly with the theoretical nature of this mediation, while others adopt these theoretical approaches to investigate specific cultural objects or communities. In doing so, these essays call attention to the particularities of form that constitute a kind of cultural logic around the objects under consideration.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

John J. McDermott
This book is a rich and thick version of a 'new wave' in Sociology. In short, these sharp, very informed diagnoses of the parochial, reveal deep philosophical themes, rendered throughout with critical worry. Keep your eye on Harden, Carley, and their contributing colleagues
Kristi M. Wilson
A unique, cross-disciplinary exploration of social institutions on the postmodern landscape. This book will unsettle those who cling to the integrity of the modern subject and find comfort in its time-honored institutions.
Ellen L. Gorman
The best feature of this book is its depth in terms of an examination, via various voices and texts, of the constructs of culture and power in a very contemporary schematic sense. The arguments range from real subtlety to a more strident tone, but all have much to offer in terms of new knowledge and thinking on these issues. They will, undoubtedly, stimulate and incite various readers to question and evaluate these and other texts in very productive ways.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780739125977
  • Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
  • Publication date: 5/1/2009
  • Pages: 338
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

B. Garrick Harden is visiting assistant professor of sociology at Lamar University. Robert Carley is a graduate lecturer in sociology at Texas A&M University.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Forward Part 2 Part 1: Theory Chapter 3 Defrocking the "High Priest of Modernity": Giddens, Erickson, and Agency Chapter 4 Power, Culture, and Hegemony: A Theoretical Exploration of Gesellschaft Chapter 5 The Unicorn is Dead: Postmodernism, Consumption, and the Production of the "Self" Chapter 6 Some Brief Notes Toward a Labor-Based Theory of Culture Part 7 Part 2: Gender and Sexuality Chapter 8 Gender Queer Productions and the Bridge of Cultural Legitimacy: "Realness" and "Identity" in Paris is Burning Chapter 9 Ambiguity Will Not Stand: An Exploratory Study of Transsexuality, and the Intimate Relationship between Sex, Race, Technology, Nature, and the "Nature" of Desire Part 10 Part 3: Globalization Chapter 11 Inter(sex)tions: Gender, Culture, and Globalization Chapter 12 Between Neighborhoods and Power: The Mediation of Joy by Argentinean "TV Conductors" Chapter 13 Modernity, Development, Hegemony: Social Change and Ethnic Assimilation in the Lower Rio Grande Valley Chapter 14 "Like the Wildest Creation of a Dream": Dialectics, Visualization Technologies, and Aesthetics in the Writings of Francis Younghusband, George Mallory, and the Members of the 1999 Mallory & Irvine Research Expedition Part 15 Part 4: Popular Culture Chapter 16 Racial Determinism in the Narrative Setting of Dungeons and Dragons Chapter 17 Heebsters: Community and Identity (Re)construction of Urban Jewish Hipsters Chapter 18 In Blog We Trust: An Antiphon Chapter 19 Conspicuous Charity

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)