Culture and Politics: A Reader / Edition 1

Culture and Politics: A Reader / Edition 1

by Lane Crothers
     
 

Political culture is one of the central, but most difficult, concepts in political science. Culture and Politics: A Reader explores this concept by compiling previously-published works that focus on the core themes of political culture research: Concepts and Applications, Culture and Globalization, Popular Culture, Civil Society and Social Capital,

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Political culture is one of the central, but most difficult, concepts in political science. Culture and Politics: A Reader explores this concept by compiling previously-published works that focus on the core themes of political culture research: Concepts and Applications, Culture and Globalization, Popular Culture, Civil Society and Social Capital, Social Movements and Collective Identity, Culture and Political Change, and Culture and Rationality. Each section includes general and article introductions as well as a “suggested reading” list. Taken together, these features make Culture and Politics: A Reader a handy resource for students and teachers at both the graduate and the under-graduate level.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312225438
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
09/09/2000
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
Permissionsxi
Editors' Introductionxv
Part IConcepts and Applications
Introduction1
1.The Study of Political Culture5
2.A Cause in Search of Its Effect, or What Does Political Culture Explain?21
3.Culture and Identity in Comparative Political Analysis39
4.The Startling Ability of Culture to Bring Critical Inquiry to a Halt71
Part IICulture and Globalization
Introduction75
5.Socialism and the Ideological Dimensions of Globalization79
6.The Clash of Civilizations?99
7.Singapore and the "Asian Values" Debate119
Part IIIPopular Culture
Introduction129
8.Deep Structures: Polpop Culture on Primetime Television133
9.The Symbolic Annihilation of Women by the Mass Media150
10.Deep Play: Notes on the Balinese Cockfight175
Part IVCivil Society and Social Capital
Introduction203
11.The Politics of Virtue Today: A Critique and a Proposal207
12.Bowling Alone: America's Declining Social Capital223
13.Making Social Science Work Across Space and Time: A Critical Reflection on Robert Putnam's Making Democracy Work235
Part VSocial Movements, Collective Identity, and Political Culture
Introduction249
14.Culture and Social Movements253
15.Cultural Power and Social Movements269
16.Cultural Conflict in America284
Part VICulture and Political Change
Introduction303
17.A Culturalist Theory of Political Change307
18.Does Latin America Exist? (And Is There a Confucian Culture?)325
19.Patterns of Response348
Part VIICulture and Rationality
Introduction359
20.Social Norms and Economic Theory363
21.Socioeconomics and the New "Battle of Methods": Toward a Paradigm Shift?381
22.Rationality and Interpretation: Parliamentary Elections in Early Stuart England393
Notes413
Index435

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