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The Blackwell companion to the sociology of culture / edited by Mark D. Jacobs and Nancy Weiss Hanrahan.



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Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2005.
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  • xvi, 503 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [460]-499) and index.
  • List of Contributors.Introduction. (Mark D. Jacobs and Nancy Weiss Hanrahan).Part I: Problems of Theory and Method.1. Structure, Culture and Agency. (Margaret S. Archer).2. Culture and Cognition. (Albert J. Bergesen).3. Difference and Cultural Systems: Dissonance in Three Parts. (Nancy Weiss Hanrahan).Part II: Cultural Systems.4. Culture in Global Knowledge Societies: Knowlege Cultures and Epistemic Cultures. (Karin Knorr Cetina).5. Media Culture(s) and Public Life. (Ronald N. Jacobs).6. 'Religion as a Cultural System': Theoretical and Empirical Developments Since Geertz. (Rhys H. Williams).7. Aesthetic Uncertainty: The New Canon?. (Vera L. Zolberg).8. Pragmatics of Taste. (Antoine Hennion).Part III: Everyday Life and the Construction of Meaning.9. Music and Social Experience. (Tia DeNora).10. Consumer Culture. (Daniel Thomas Cook).11. Fame and Everyday Life: The 'Lottery Celebrities' of Reality TV. (Andrea L. Press and Bruce A. Williams).12. Labor for Love: Rethinking Class and Culture in the Case of Single Motherhood. (Maria Kefalas).Part IV: Identity and Difference.13. New Developments in Class and Culture. David Halle and L. (Frank Weyher).14. Sexuality and Religion: Negotiating Identity Differences. (Michele Dillon).15. Race after the Cultural Turn. (Orville Lee).Part V: Collective Memory and Cultural Amnesia.16. Collective Memory: Why Culture Matters. (Barry Schwartz, Kazuya Fukuoka and Sachiko Takita-Ishii).17. Counter-Memories of Terror: The Public Inscription of a Dramatic Past. (Anna Lisa Tota).18. Museums and the Constitution of Culture. (Jan Marontate).19. Dilemmas of the Witness. (Robin Wagner-Pacifici).Part VI: The Culture of Institutions.20. Professions as Disciplinary Cultures. (Magali Sarfatti Larson).21. Everyday Life and The Constitution of Legality. (Susan S. Silbey).22. The Discourses of Welfare and Welfare Reform. (John W. Mohr).23. The Culture of Savings and Loan Scandal in the No-Fault Society. (Mark D. Jacobs).Part VII: The Culture of Citizenship: Local, National, Global.24. Civic Culture at the Grassroots. (Paul Lichterman).25. Public Vocabularies of Religious Belief: Explicit and Implicit Religious Discourse in the American Public Sphere. (John H. Evans).26. Democracy and Globalization in the Global Economy. (Diana Crane).27. The Autonomy of Culture and The Invention of the Politics of Small Things: 1968 Revisited. (Jeffrey C. Goldfarb).28. Toward a Nonculturalist Sociology of Culture: On Class and Status in Globalizing Capitalism. (Nancy Fraser).Bibliography.Index.
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Publisher's Summary:
This collection of original, state-of-the-art essays by prominent international scholars covers the most important issues comprising the sociology of culture. It provides an invaluable reference resource to all interested in the cultural structures and processes that animate contemporary life. It contains 27 essays on the most important issues comprising the sociology of culture, including art, science, religions, race, class, gender, collective memory, institutions, and citizenship. It reflects and analyzes the "cultural turn" that has transformed scholarship in the social sciences and humanities.
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Jacobs, Mark D., 1947-
Hanrahan, Nancy Weiss, 1954-
Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Blackwell companions to sociology ; 12.

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