The New American Cultural Sociology

The New American Cultural Sociology

by Philip Smith
     
 

The New American Cultural Sociology presents a serious challenge to British Cultural Studies and European grand theory alike. This new volume brings together sixteen seminal papers by leading figures in what is emerging as a new and important intellectual tradition. It places them in the context of related work in sociology and other disciplines, exploring the… See more details below

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The New American Cultural Sociology presents a serious challenge to British Cultural Studies and European grand theory alike. This new volume brings together sixteen seminal papers by leading figures in what is emerging as a new and important intellectual tradition. It places them in the context of related work in sociology and other disciplines, exploring the connections between cultural sociology and different approaches, such as comparative and historical research, postmodernism, and symbolic interactionism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521584159
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/28/1998
Series:
Cambridge Cultural Social Studies Series
Pages:
298
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Notes on contributors
Preface
The new American cultural sociology: an introduction1
1Textuality and the postmodern turn in sociological theory19
2The computer as sacred and profane29
3AIDS and the discursive construction of homosexuality47
4Fundamentalism and liberalism in public religious discourse60
5Analytic and concrete forms of the autonomy of culture73
6The reception of Derrida's work in France and America93
7Censorship, audiences, and the Victorian nude109
8The Devil, social change, and Jacobean theatre126
9Victorian women writers and the prestige of the novel141
10The ambiguous and contested meanings of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial151
11Culture and social action171
12Culture, structure, agency, and transformation188
13Discourse, nuclear power, and collective action202
14Moral boundaries, leisure activities, and justifying fun217
15Honor and conflict management in corporate life230
16The role of cultural capital in school success260
Index277

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