Matters of Culture: Cultural Sociology in Practice / Edition 1

Matters of Culture: Cultural Sociology in Practice / Edition 1

by Roger Friedland
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521795451

ISBN-13: 9780521795456

Pub. Date: 07/28/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Where American sociologists once spurned culture, they embrace and explore it today. This introduction to some of the best theorizing in contemporary cultural sociology focuses specifically on questions of power, the sacred and cultural production. Including a major theoretical introduction defining the field's internal structure and contributions from recognized…  See more details below

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Where American sociologists once spurned culture, they embrace and explore it today. This introduction to some of the best theorizing in contemporary cultural sociology focuses specifically on questions of power, the sacred and cultural production. Including a major theoretical introduction defining the field's internal structure and contributions from recognized scholars, the text presents a representative range of currently available cultural analysis.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521795456
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/28/2004
Series:
Cambridge Cultural Social Studies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

1. The cultural turn in American sociology Roger Friedland and John Mohr; Part I. The Place of Culture: 2. Culture and continuity: causal structures in socio-cultural persistence Orlando Patterson; 3. Theorizing hermeneutic cultural history John R. Hall; 4. Cultural studies as fin-de-siècle culture Mark A. Schneider; Part II. Sacred and Profane: 5. Private devotions and the sacred heart of Elvis: the Durkheimians and the (re)turn of the sacred Richard D. Hecht; 6. The social marking of the past: toward a socio-semiotics of memory Eviatar Zerubavel; 7. On the social construction of moral universals: the 'Holocaust' from war crimes to trauma drama Jeffrey C. Alexander; Part III. Culture and Power: 8. Social justice in the age of identity politics: redistribution, recognition, and participation Nancy Fraser; 9. Are we all in the closet? Notes towards a sociological and cultural turn in queer theory Steven Seidman; 10. Why (not) Foucault? Reflections on power, fascism and aesthetics Simonetta Falasca Zamponi; Part IV. Products and Production of Culture: 11. Audience aesthetics and popular culture Denise D. Bielby and William T. Bielby; 12. Grounding the postmodern: a story of empirical research on fuzzy concepts Magali Sarfatti Larson; 13. How art works: form and function in the stuff of life Harvey Molotch; 14. Ethnosympathy: reflections on an American dilemma Jon D Cruz.

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