Culture and Identity

Overview

An understanding of culture and identity is essential for new sociologists. This student-focused text explains the themes and theories behind these core ideas. With up-to-date discussion of "chavs," masculinity and social networking, skills-based activities and a new chapter on research, this is invaluable reading for anyone new to this topic.

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Overview

An understanding of culture and identity is essential for new sociologists. This student-focused text explains the themes and theories behind these core ideas. With up-to-date discussion of "chavs," masculinity and social networking, skills-based activities and a new chapter on research, this is invaluable reading for anyone new to this topic.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230281028
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 10/2/2012
  • Series: Skills-Based Sociology Series
  • Edition description: Second Edition,Revised Edition,2nd edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

WARREN KIDD is a senior lecturer in the School of Education at the University of East London, UK. He is an experienced lecturer is Sociology at undergraduate level and has also taught A Level Sociology.

ALISON TEAGLE is head of Sociology and Psychology at St. Paul's Catholic College, West Sussex, UK. She is an experienced teacher of A Level Sociology.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Key Issues in the Study of Culture and Identity
Classical Views on Culture and Identity
The development of 'action' sociology and interactionists
Socialisation, self identity and the life course
How much 'Agency' do Individuals have in Culture?
Modern and postmodern culture and identity
Mass Culture and Popular Culture
Youth Culture and Sub-Culture
Semiology, Structuralism and Post-Structuralism
Class and Consumption
Sex and Gender – Femininity and Masculinity
Ethnicity and Identity
Community, Nation and Globalization

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