The Meanings of Social Life

A Cultural Sociology

Author: Jeffrey C. Alexander

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195306406

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

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Presents an approach to how culture works in societies. Exposing our everyday myths and narratives in a series of empirical studies that range from Watergate to the Holocaust, this work shows how these unseen cultural structures translate into concrete actions and institutions.
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Cultural Sociology

Author: Lynette Spillman

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780631216537

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

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Cultural Sociology collects 31 seminal essays by renowned social thinkers that introduce cultural sociology to an emerging generation of students and scholars.
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Matters of Culture

Cultural Sociology in Practice

Author: Roger Friedland,John Mohr

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521795456

Category: Social Science

Page: 408

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American sociology is in the midst of a cultural turn. Where sociologists once spurned culture, today they embrace and explore it, seeking to understand the construction of social forms and the way culture matters. Problems of meaning, discourse, aesthetics, value, textuality, form and narrativity, topics traditionally within the humanists' purview, have come to the fore as sociologists increasingly emphasize the role of meanings, symbols, cultural frames and cognitive schema in their theorizations of social process and institution. Matters of Culture, first published in 2004, is an introduction to some of the best theorizing in cultural sociology, focusing in particular on questions of power, the sacred and cultural production. With a major theoretical introduction that lays out the internal structure of the field and its relation to cultural studies and contributions from leading academics Matters of Culture offers students and professors alike a representative range of the types of cultural sociological analysis available.
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Cultural Sociology

An Introduction

Author: Les Back,Andy Bennett,Laura Desfor Edles

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405189851

Category: Social Science

Page: 229

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"The book also sets out the key antecedents contributing to the emergence of cultural sociology and presents students with a firm grounding in theoretical and methodological principles applied by cultural sociologists in their work"--
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Cultural Sociology of Divorce

An Encyclopedia

Author: Robert E. Emery

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412999588

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 1624

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This multi-disciplinary encyclopedia covers curricular subjects related to divorce as examined by disciplines ranging from marriage and the family to anthropology, social and legal history, developmental and clinical psychology, and religion, all through a lens of cultural sociology.
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Cultural Sociology of the Middle East, Asia, and Africa

An Encyclopedia

Author: Andrea L. Stanton

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 141298176X

Category: Social Science

Page: 1976

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These volumes convey what daily life is like in the Middle East, Asia and Africa. Entries will aid readers in understanding the importance of cultural sociology, to appreciate the effects of cultural forces around the world.
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What is Cultural Sociology?

Author: Lyn Spillman

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 9781509522811

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

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Culture, cultural difference, and cultural conflict always surround us. Cultural sociologists aim to understand their role across all aspects of social life by examining processes of meaning-making. In this crisp and accessible book, Lyn Spillman demonstrates many of the conceptual tools cultural sociologists use to explore how people make meaning. Drawing on vivid examples, she offers a compelling analytical framework within which to view the entire field of cultural sociology. In each chapter, she introduces a different angle of vision, with distinct but compatible approaches for explaining culture and its role in social life: analyzing symbolic forms, meaning-making in interaction, and organized production. This book both offers a concise answer to the question of what cultural sociology is and provides an overview of the fundamental approaches in the field.
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The New American Cultural Sociology

Author: Philip Smith,Jeffrey C. Alexander,Steven Seidman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521586344

Category: Social Science

Page: 279

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Collection of key works in an important and distinctively American sociological tradition.
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The SAGE Handbook of Cultural Sociology

Author: David Inglis,Anna-Mari Almila

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473958687

Category: Social Science

Page: 636

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Cultural sociology - or the sociology of culture - has grown from a minority interest in the 1970s to become one of the largest and most vibrant areas within sociology globally. In The SAGE Handbook of Cultural Sociology, a global range of experts explore the theory, methodology and innovations that make up this ever-expanding field. The Handbook's 40 original chapters have been organised into five thematic sections: Theoretical Paradigms Major Methodological Perspectives Domains of Inquiry Cultural Sociology in Contexts Cultural Sociology and Other Analytical Approaches Both comprehensive and current, The SAGE Handbook of Cultural Sociology will be an essential reference tool for both advanced students and scholars across sociology, cultural studies and media studies.
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Cultural Sociology

An Introductory Reader

Author: Matt Wray

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780393934137

Category: Social Science

Page: 553

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A comprehensive and clever mix of classic and contemporary essays on the sociology of culture.
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