Culture in History: Production,Consumption and Values in Historical Perspective

Culture in History: Production,Consumption and Values in Historical Perspective

by Jonathan Barry
     
 

This volume of interdisciplinary essays brings together leading academics from the fields of history, economic history, politics and sociology to review and take forward a series of debates on the role of culture in social explanation. The book is aimed at those involved in cultural studies, but is particularly concerned with the relationship between the economic

Overview

This volume of interdisciplinary essays brings together leading academics from the fields of history, economic history, politics and sociology to review and take forward a series of debates on the role of culture in social explanation. The book is aimed at those involved in cultural studies, but is particularly concerned with the relationship between the economic and the cultural. The contributors suggest that the boundaries of production and consumption are themselves cultural constructs, formed by changing conceptions of economic and cultural explanation, but offer very different approaches to resolving the problems created by this.

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Business History
“As a summary of the present status of "culture" in the various social sciences represented here the editors' introduction would be difficult to surpass ... Overall the book will be a useful addition for undergraduates taking interdisiciplinary courses in cultural studies.” –Business History

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780859893800
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
Publication date:
12/01/1992
Series:
Liverpool University Press - Liverpool Science Fiction Texts and Studies
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 5.60(h) x 0.70(d)

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Meet the Author

Joseph Melling is Professor of History at the University of Exeter. Jonathan Barry is Professor of History at the University of Exeter.

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