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Routledge Handbook of Cultural Sociology

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

Print publication date:  October  2018
Online publication date:  November  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138288621
eBook ISBN: 9781315267784
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315267784
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The thoroughly revised and updated second edition of the Routledge Handbook of Cultural Sociology provides an unparalleled overview of sociological and related scholarship on the complex relations of culture to social structures and everyday life. With 70 essays written by scholars from around the world, the book brings diverse approaches into dialogue, charting new pathways for understanding culture in our global era.

Short, accessible chapters by contributing authors address classic questions, emergent issues, and new scholarship on topics ranging from cultural and social theory to politics and the state, social stratification, identity, community, aesthetics, and social and cultural movements. In addition, contributors explore developments central to the constitution and reproduction of culture, such as power, technology, and the organization of work.

This handbook is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students interested in a wide range of subfields within sociology, as well as cultural studies, media and communication, and postcolonial theory.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  The Strong Program in cultural sociology Download PDF
Chapter  2:  “Culture studies” and the culture complex Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Sociologies of culture and cultural studies Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Lost in translation Download PDF
Chapter  5:  The cultural turn Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Cultures of colonialism Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Critique and possibility in cultural sociology Download PDF
Chapter  8:  What is “the relative autonomy of culture”? Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Formal models of culture Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Three propositions toward a cultural sociology of climate change Download PDF
Chapter  11:  The sociological experience of cultural objects Download PDF
Chapter  12:  It goes without saying Download PDF
Chapter  13:  The mechanisms of cultural reproduction Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Cultural traumas Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Modern and postmodern Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Social aesthetics Download PDF
Chapter  17:  From subtraction to multiplicity Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Demystifying authenticity in the sociology of culture Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Carnival culture Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Status distinctions and boundaries Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Culture and stratification Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Cultural capital and tastes Download PDF
Chapter  23:  The conundrum of race in sociological analyses of culture Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Sexual meanings, placemaking, and the urban imaginary Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Access to pleasure Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Group cultures and subcultures Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Culture and micro-sociology Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Culture and identity Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Public multiculturalism and/or private multiculturality? Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Bodies, beauty, and the cultural politics of appearance Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Gender performance Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Rituals, repertoires, and performances in postmodernity Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Culture, social relations, and consumption Download PDF
Chapter  34:  The cultural life of objects Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Pop culture Download PDF
Chapter  36:  New amateurs revisited Download PDF
Chapter  37:  The fall of cyberspace and the rise of data Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Culture and the built environment Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Public institutions of “high” culture Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Cultural policy Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Rethinking the sociology of media ownership Download PDF
Chapter  42:  Work cultures Download PDF
Chapter  43:  Everywhere and nowhere Download PDF
Chapter  44:  Carework Download PDF
Chapter  45:  Legal culture and cultures of legality Download PDF
Chapter  46:  Medical cultures Download PDF
Chapter  47:  Science cultures Download PDF
Chapter  48:  Inventing the social, managing the subject Download PDF
Chapter  49:  Making things political Download PDF
Chapter  50:  Narratives, networks, and publics Download PDF
Chapter  51:  The cultural constitution of publics Download PDF
Chapter  52:  Cultures of democracy Download PDF
Chapter  53:  National culture, national identity, and the culture(s) of the nation Download PDF
Chapter  54:  The cultural of the political Download PDF
Chapter  55:  Postcolonial nation-building and identity contestations Download PDF
Chapter  56:  Consumerism and self-representation in an era of global capitalism Download PDF
Chapter  57:  Culture and globalization Download PDF
Chapter  58:  Cultures, transnationalism, and migration Download PDF
Chapter  59:  Migration and cultures Download PDF
Chapter  60:  Globalization and cultural production Download PDF
Chapter  61:  Media technologies, cultural mobility, and the nation-state Download PDF
Chapter  62:  Tourism and culture Download PDF
Chapter  63:  Movement cultures Download PDF
Chapter  64:  Cultural movements Download PDF
Chapter  65:  Cultural diffusion Download PDF
Chapter  66:  Medium theory and cultural transformations Download PDF
Chapter  67:  Culture and collective memory Download PDF
Chapter  68:  The changing culture and politics of commemoration Download PDF
Chapter  69:  Culture and cosmopolis … liquid-modern adventures of an idea Download PDF
Chapter  70:  Cosmopolitanism and the clash of civilizations Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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