The Cultural Study of Work

Author: Douglas A. Harper,Doug Harper,Helene M. Lawson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742519183

Category: Social Science

Page: 481

View: 403

This anthology brings more than fifty years of scholarship of the culture and sociology of work into a compelling introductory and analytical text. Sociologists have long sought to understand the universal activity of work from the point of view of the worker. This book shows how common sociological themes such as socialization, social interaction, the social construction of time, and deviance are experienced in work settings as diverse as the factory, the nightclub, the restaurant, and the offices of high-tech professionals. Featuring vivid ethnographies, the book is organized around the concept of culture: the recognition that people doing things together organize social life in common and identifiable ways. As such, this collection can be used as an innovative core reader or as an ideal supplement to standard texts that approach work from the demographic, structural, or macro perspectives. An online teaching guide is available to all adopters.

21st Century Sociology: A Reference Handbook

Author: Clifton D. Bryant,Dennis L. Peck

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412916089

Category: Social Science

Page: 1344

View: 8633

21st Century Sociology: A Reference Handbook provides a concise forum through which the vast array of knowledge accumulated, particularly during the past three decades, can be organized into a single definitive resource. The two volumes of this Reference Handbook focus on the corpus of knowledge garnered in traditional areas of sociological inquiry, as well as document the general orientation of the newer and currently emerging areas of sociological inquiry.

The Cultural Study of Music

A Critical Introduction

Author: Martin Clayton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136754326

Category: Music

Page: 376

View: 4915

First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Inside Culture

Re-imagining the Method of Cultural Studies

Author: Nick Couldry

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1847876293

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 176

View: 2787

Inside Culture offers a fresh and stimulating reassessment of the direction of cultural studies. Nick Couldry argues without apology for cultural studies as a discipline centred around the interrelations of culture and power, with a clear focus on accountable empirical research that deals with the real complexities of contemporary lives - `inside' culture. Chapters discuss the broad conceptual issues around `cultures', `texts', `the self', and the individual. There are detailed discussions of a range of cultural studies authors which demystify the elaborate language of contemporary cultural studies, with suggestions for further thinking at the end of chapters.

Co-opting Culture

Culture and Power in Sociology and Cultural Studies

Author: Garrick B. Harden,Robert Carley

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1461633257

Category: Social Science

Page: 338

View: 5040

Working from the idea that Sociology and Cultural Studies have developed distinct and valuable toolkits for understanding culture, Harden and Carley have brought together a collection of essays that address the ways in which the cultures around race, sex, and gender are mediated through or intersect with politics, society, and economy.

Indigenous Women's Writing and the Cultural Study of Law

Author: Cheryl Suzack

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442628588

Category: American literature

Page: 192

View: 7358

Cover -- Copyright -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: Indigenous Women's Writing, Storytelling, and Law -- Chapter One: Gendering the Politics of Tribal Sovereignty: Santa Clara Pueblo v. Martinez (1978) and Ceremony (1977) -- Chapter Two: The Legal Silencing of Indigenous Women: Racine v. Woods (1983) and In Search of April Raintree (1983) -- Chapter Three: Colonial Governmentality and GenderViolence: State of Minnesota v. Zay Zah (1977) and The Antelope Wife (1998) -- Chapter Four: Land Claims, Identity Claims: Manypenny v. United States (1991) and Last Standing Woman (1997) -- Conclusion: For an Indigenous-Feminist Literary Criticism -- Notes -- Works Cited -- Index

The Study of Culture at a Distance

Author: Margaret Mead,Rhoda Métraux

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781571812155

Category: Social Science

Page: 541

View: 9430

The United States on the eve of the Second World War was still a society largely isolated from the world. Facing enemies with unfamiliar cultural traditions, the U.S. government turned to anthropologists for insight. The result was a research effort that continued long after the war, aimed, in the words of Margaret Mead, at analyzing the cultural regularities in the characters of individuals who are members of societies that are inaccessible to direct observation. In 1953, Margaret Mead and Rhoda Metraux produced The Study of Culture at a Distance, a compilation of research from this period. This remarkable work, long unavailable, presents a rich and complex methodology for the study of cultures through literature, film, informant interviews, focus groups, and projective techniques. The book also provides fascinating insights into such diverse cultures as China, Thailand, Italy, Syria, France, Germany, Russia, Romania, and Great Britain, and includes some highly original analysis such as that of the Soviet style of chess, a study of Jean Cocteau's classic film La Belle et la Bête, and the cultural interpretations of Rorschach tests administered to Chinese subjects.

Cultural Analysis, Cultural Studies, and the Law

Moving Beyond Legal Realism

Author: Austin D. Sarat,Jonathan Simon

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822331438

Category: Law

Page: 366

View: 3158

DIVThis interdisciplinary collection demonstrates the purchase of cultural studies frameworks for thinking about legal questions beyond the reach of the Law & Economics framework./div

The Cultural Industries

Author: David Hesmondhalgh

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761954538

Category: Social Science

Page: 290

View: 8989

The Cultural Industries combines a political economy approach with the best aspects of cultural studies, sociology, communication studies and social theory to provide an overview of the key debates surrounding cultural production. The book: Considers both the entertainment and the information sectors Combines analysis of the contemporary scene with a long-range historical perspective Draws on an range of examples from North America, the UK, Europe and elsewhere

Cultural Work

Understanding the Cultural Industries

Author: Andrew Beck

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134439571

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

View: 843

Cultural Work examines the conditions of the production of culture. It maps the changed character of work within the cultural and creative industries, examines the increasing diversity of cultural work and offers new methods for analysing and thinking about cultural workplaces. Studying television, popular music, performance art, radio, film production and live performance it offers occupational biographies, cultural histories, practitioners' evidence, considerations of the economic environment as well as new ways of observing and studying the cultural industries.

The Body

The Key Concepts

Author: Lisa Blackman

Publisher: Berg

ISBN: 1847886213

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 6174

Questions around 'the body' are central to social theory. Our changing understanding of the body now challenges the ways we conceive power, ideology, subjectivity and social and cultural process. The Body: the key concepts highlights and analyses the debates which make the body central to current sociological, psychological, cultural and feminist thinking. Today, questions around the body are intrinsic to a wide range of debates - from technological developments in media and communications, to socio-cultural questions around representation, performance, class, race, gender and sexuality, to the more 'physical' concerns of health and illness, sleep, diet and eating disorders, body parts and the senses.The Body: the key concepts is the ideal introduction for any student seeking a concise and up-to-date analysis of the complex and influential debates around the body in contemporary culture.

Cultural Studies

Author: Lawrence Grossberg,Cary Nelson,Paula Treichler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135201269

Category: Art

Page: 800

View: 7429

Featuring new essays by such prominent cultural theorists as Tony Bennett, Homi Bhabha, Donna Haraway, bell hooks, Constance Penley, Janice Radway, Andrew Ross, and Cornel West, Cultural Studies offers numerous specific cultural analyses while simultaneously defining and debating the common body of assumptions, questions, and concerns that have helped create the field.

A cross-cultural study of the concept and process of forgiveness

Author: Amy Dianne Owen,The University of Wisconsin - Madison

Publisher: ProQuest


Category: Psychology

Page: 156

View: 593

An extensive body of literature now exists on the topic of forgiveness. However, little work has been done cross-culturally to assess how the understanding and experience of forgiving may differ in various cultures. This study investigated the concept and process of forgiveness among forgivers in the U.S. and South Korea. Participants were 50 U.S. university students (31 women and 19 men, mean age 21.00) and 36 Korean university students (17 women and 19 men, mean age 21.14). Both cross-cultural similarities and differences were found in the concept and process of forgiveness. Results indicated cross-cultural agreement that reconciliation, decreases in negative responses, and increases in positive responses to the wrongdoer were important to the concept of forgiveness (particularly decreases in negative affect), and that forgetting, excusing, justifying, and condoning the wrong were generally not important to the concept of forgiveness. Improvements in the wrongdoer's behavior and trustworthiness were also found to be significantly more important to forgiveness for Korean than U.S. participants. Reported processes of forgiveness for Korean and U.S. participants correlated significantly, and reported processes of forgiveness from each culture correlated significantly with the Process Model of Forgiveness. Participants (particularly Korean) reported that a number of the units in the theorized Process Model of Forgiveness did not occur for them. Findings are compared with the definition and theory of Enright and colleagues.

Video Playtime

The Gendering of a Leisure Technology

Author: Ann Gray

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415058650

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 269

View: 9241

The 1980s saw an explosion in the use of the domestic video cassette recorder (VCR), arguably the most significant new form of home entertainment technology since television. In Video Playtime Ann Gray investigates what women themselves felt about the VCR, both in terms of the ways these entertainment facilities were used within their households, and what kinds of programmes and films they themselves particularly enjoyed. Ann Gray draws heavily on verbatim quotes from discussions to provide a rich description of different types of household micro-cultures and to give readers more direct access to the women themselves and the ways in which they accounted for their own experience. Video Playtime addresses questions of domestic technology as well as those of taste and cultural preference, particularly in relation to class, addressing the dynamics of power within existing social and cultural relations and thereby setting the analysis within a much wider social context.

Transformative Organizations

A Global Perspective

Author: Vipin Gupta

Publisher: SAGE Publications India

ISBN: 8132103912

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 532

View: 2595

In recent times, cross border effectiveness of the organizational model has become a fundamental management challenge. This interesting book with its diverse global context broadly explains the nature and meaning of organizations in different regions of the world. It highlights how dynamic leaders can and do bring meaningful value to the world by creating and transforming organizations.

Down to Earth Sociology: 14th Edition

Introductory Readings, Fourteenth Edition

Author: James M. Henslin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439108951

Category: Social Science

Page: 624

View: 7397

For thirty-five years and through thirteen editions, Jim Henslin's Down to Earth Sociology has opened new windows onto the social realities that shape our world. Now in its fourteenth edition, the most popular anthology in sociology includes new articles on our changing world while also retaining its classic must-read essays. Focusing on social interaction in everyday life, the forty-six selections bring students face-to-face with the twin projects of contemporary sociology: understanding the individual's experience of society and analyzing social structure. The fourteenth edition's exceptional new readings include selections on the role of sympathy in everyday life, mistaken perceptions of the American family, the effects of a criminal record on getting a job, and the major social trends affecting our future. Together with these essential new articles, the selections by Peter Berger, Herbert Gans, Erving Goffman, Donna Eder, Zella Luria, C. Wright Mills, Deborah Tannen, Barrie Thorne, Sidney Katz, Philip Zimbardo, and many others provide firsthand reporting that gives students a sense of "being there." Henslin also explains basic methods of social research, providing insight into how sociologists explore the social world. The selections in Down to Earth Sociology highlight the most significant themes of contemporary sociology, ranging from the sociology of gender, power, politics, and religion to the contemporary crises of racial tension, crime, rape, poverty, and homelessness.

The Cultural Study of Law

Reconstructing Legal Scholarship

Author: Paul W. Kahn

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226422558

Category: Law

Page: 169

View: 3755

Drawing on philosophers from Plato to Foucault and cultural anthropologists and historians such as Clifford Geertz and Perry Miller, Kahn outlines the conceptual tools necessary for such an inquiry. He analyzes the concepts of time, space, citizen, judge, sovereignty, and theory within the culture of law's rule and goes on to consider the methodological problems entailed in stripping the study of law of its reformist ambitions.


Inside the Lives of Exotic Dancers

Author: Bernadette Barton

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814787045

Category: Social Science

Page: 195

View: 2155

What kind of woman dances naked for money? Bernadette Barton takes us inside countless strip bars and clubs, from upscale to back road as well as those that specialize in lapdancing, table dancing, topless only, or peep shows, to reveal the startling lives of exotic dancers. Based on over five years of research and from visiting clubs around the country, particularly in San Francisco, Hawaii, and Kentucky, Stripped offers a rare portrait of not just how dancers get into the business but what it's like for those who choose to strip year after year. Through captivating interviews and first-hand observation, Barton recounts why these women began stripping, the initial excitement and financial rewards from the work, the dangers of the life—namely, drugs and prostitution—and, inevitably, the difficulties in staying in the business over time, especially for their sexuality and self-esteem. Stripped provides fresh insight into the complex work and personal experiences of exotic dancers, one that goes beyond the “sex wars” debate to offer an important new understanding of sex work.

Cultural Studies and the Working Class

Author: Sally Munt

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780304705481

Category: Social Science

Page: 241

View: 8110

This work challenges the field of British cultural studies to return to the question of social class as a primary focus of study. The chapters examine contemporary working-class life and its depiction in the media through a number of case studies on topics such as popular cinema, football, romance magazines and club culture. The essays pose methodologies for understanding working-class responses to dominant culture, and explore the contradictions and limitations of the traditional Marxist model. The book's contributors conclude that it is time for cultural theorists to revisit issues of working-class cultural formations and to renew the original radical intentions of the discipline by reintegrating class analysis into social templates of race, sexuality and gender.