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Handbook of Cultural Sociology

Edited by: John R. Hall , Laura Grindstaff , Ming-Cheng Lo

Print publication date:  July  2010
Online publication date:  September  2010

Print ISBN: 9780415474450
eBook ISBN: 9780203891377
Adobe ISBN: 9781134026159

10.4324/9780203891377
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The Handbook of Cultural Sociology provides a comprehensive overview of contemporary scholarship in sociology and related disciplines focused on the complex relations of culture to social structures and everyday life. With sixty-five essays written by scholars from around the world, the book draws diverse approaches to cultural sociology into a dialogue that charts new pathways for research on culture in a global era.

Contributing scholars address vital concerns that relate to classic questions as well as emergent issues in the study of culture. Topics include cultural and social theory, politics and the state, social stratification, community, aesthetics, lifestyle, and identity. In addition, the authors explore developments central to the constitution and reproduction of culture, such as power, technology, and the organization of work.

This book is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students interested in diverse subfields within Sociology, as well as Cultural Studies, Media and Communication, and Postcolonial Theory.

Table of contents

Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  The Strong Program Download PDF
Chapter  2:  “Culture studies” and the culture complex Download PDF
Chapter  3:  The subaltern, the postcolonial, and cultural sociology Download PDF
Chapter  4:  The cultural turn Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Media evolution and cultural change Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Re-imagining critique in cultural sociology Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Sociology and cultural studies Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Lost in translation Download PDF
Chapter  9:  What is “the relative autonomy of culture”? Download PDF
Chapter  10:  The cultural sociological experience of cultural objects Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Formal models of culture Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Discourse and narrative Download PDF
Chapter  13:  The mechanisms of cultural reproduction Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Social aesthetics Download PDF
Chapter  15:  History, sublime, terror Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Modern and postmodern Download PDF
Chapter  17:  New sociological narratives of morality under modernity Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Demystifying authenticity in the sociology of culture Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Carnival culture Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Group cultures and subcultures Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Culture and self Download PDF
Chapter  22:  From public multiculturalism to private multiculturality? Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Bodies, beauty, and fashion Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Gender performance Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Rituals, repertoires, and performances in post-modernity Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Cultural capital and tastes Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Access to pleasure Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Status distinctions and boundaries Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Culture and stratification Download PDF
Chapter  30:  The conundrum of race in sociological analyses of culture Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Culture Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Environment and culture Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Culture and the built environment Download PDF
Chapter  34:  The rise and fall of cyberspace, or, how cyberspace turned inside out Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Public institutions of “high” culture Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Contemporary art and cultural complexity Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Pop culture institutions Download PDF
Chapter  38:  The rise of the new amateurs Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Consumption and critique Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Work cultures Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Cultures of service Download PDF
Chapter  42:  Cultures of carework, carework across cultures Download PDF
Chapter  43:  Science cultures Download PDF
Chapter  44:  Medical cultures Download PDF
Chapter  45:  Legal culture and cultures of legality Download PDF
Chapter  46:  Making things political Download PDF
Chapter  47:  The cultural constitution of publics Download PDF
Chapter  48:  Cultures of democracy Download PDF
Chapter  49:  National culture, national identity, and the culture(s) of the nation Download PDF
Chapter  50:  Nationalism as the cultural foundation of modern experience Download PDF
Chapter  51:  The cultural of the political Download PDF
Chapter  52:  The “soul of the citizen,” the invention of the social Download PDF
Chapter  53:  Consumerism and self-representation in an era of global capitalism Download PDF
Chapter  54:  The political economy of cultural production Download PDF
Chapter  55:  Analyzing culture through globalization Download PDF
Chapter  56:  Globalization and cultural production Download PDF
Chapter  57:  Media technologies, cultural mobility, and the nation-state Download PDF
Chapter  58:  Tourism and culture Download PDF
Chapter  59:  Culture and collective memory Download PDF
Chapter  60:  From collective memory to commemoration Download PDF
Chapter  61:  Movement cultures Download PDF
Chapter  62:  Cultural movements and the sociology of culture Download PDF
Chapter  63:  Migration and cultures Download PDF
Chapter  64:  Cultural diffusion Download PDF
Chapter  65:  Cosmopolitanism and the clash of civilizations Download PDF
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