Matters of Culture: Cultural Sociology in Practice

Matters of Culture: Cultural Sociology in Practice

by Roger Friedland
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521791626

ISBN-13: 9780521791625

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:
9780521791625
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/28/2004
Series:
Cambridge Cultural Social Studies Series
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

1The cultural turn in American sociology1
2Culture and continuity : causal structures in socio-cultural persistence71
3Theorizing hermeneutic cultural history110
4Cultural studies as fin-de-siecle culture140
5Private devotions and the sacred heart of Elvis : the Durkheimians and the (re)turn of the sacred157
6The social marking of the past : toward a socio-semiotics of memory184
7On the social construction of moral universals : the "Holocaust" from war crime to trauma drama196
8Social justice in the age of identity politics : redistribution, recognition, and participation227
9Are we all in the closet? : notes toward a sociological and cultural turn in queer theory255
10Why (not) Foucault? : reflections on power, fascism, and aesthetics270
11Audience aesthetics and popular culture295
12Grounding the postmodern : a story of empirical research on fuzzy concepts318
13How art works : form and function in the stuff of life341
14Ethnosympathy : reflections on an American dilemma378

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