The New American Cultural Sociology / Edition 1

The New American Cultural Sociology / Edition 1

by Philip Smith

Collection of key works in an important and distinctively American sociological tradition.See more details below


Collection of key works in an important and distinctively American sociological tradition.

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Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
Cambridge Cultural Social Studies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
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5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Notes on contributors; Preface; The new American cultural sociology: an introduction Philip Smith; Part I. Culture as Text and Code: Introduction; 1. Textuality and the postmodern turn in sociological theory Richard Harvey Brown; 2. The computer as sacred and profane Jeffrey C. Alexander; 3. AIDS and the discursive construction of homosexuality Steven Seidman; 4. Fundamentalism and liberalism in public religious discourse Robert Wuthnow; 5. Analytic and concrete forms of the autonomy of culture Anne Kane; Part II. The Production and Reception of Culture: Introduction: 6. The reception of Derrida's work in France and America Michèle Lamont; 7. Censorship, audiences and the Victorian nude Nicola Beisel; 8. The devil, social change and Jacobean theatre Wendy Griswold; 9. Victorian women writers and the prestige of the novel Gaye Tuchman and Nina Fortin; 10. The ambiguous and contested meanings of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Robin Wagner-Pacifici and Barry Schwartz; Part III. Culture in Action: Introduction: 11. Culture and social action Ann Swidler; 12. Culture, structure, agency and transformation William H. Sewell Jr; 13. Discourse, nuclear power and collective action William A. Gamson; 14. Moral boundaries, leisure activities and justifying fun Gary Alan Fine; 15. Honour and conflict management in corporate life Calvin Morrill; 16. The role of cultural capital in school success Paul DiMaggio; Index.

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