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Cultural Sociology

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ISBN-10: 0631216537

ISBN-13: 9780631216537

Edition: 2002

Authors: Lyn Spillman

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This book collects 31 path-breaking essays by classic and contemporary scholars to introduce cultural sociology to an emerging generation of students and to others unfamiliar with the field. A selection of foundational reflections and cutting-edge research is grouped into five core sections - key ideas, cultural repertoires, cultural production, cultural frameworks and social change. Essays cover a wide range of topics in such areas as work, inequality, political culture, and the arts, and treat many diverse aspects of contemporary culture, from television viewing to volunteering, from rock music to war memorials, from stories of violence to ideals of the public good. The editor's…    
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Book details

List price: $72.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/28/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 6.80" wide x 9.70" long x 0.83" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Lyn Spillman is associate professor of sociology at the University of Notre Dame. A 2001 Guggenheim Fellowship recipient, she is also the author of Nation and Commemoration: Creating National Identities in the United States and Australia and the editor of Cultural Sociology.

List of Contributors
Introduction: Culture and Cultural Sociology
Analyzing Culture in Society: Key Ideas
The Diversity of Cultures
The Metropolis and Mental Life
The Culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass Deception
Center and Periphery
Base and Superstructure
Thick Description: Toward an Interpretive Theory of Culture
Cultural Power
Cultural Repertoires: Identities and Practices
Boundary Work: Sculpting Home and Work
Corporate Culture
Symbolic Boundaries and Status
Symbolic Exclusion and Musical Dislikes
Raced Ways of Seeing
"Close to Home": The Work of Avoiding Politics
How Culture Works: Perspectives from Media Studies on the Efficacy of Symbols
Cultural Production: Institutional Fields
Market Structure, the Creative Process, and Popular Culture: Toward an Organizational Reinterpretation of Mass-Culture Theory
Why 1955? Explaining the Advent of Rock Music
Art Worlds
American Character and the American Novel: An Expansion of Reflection Theory in the Sociology of Literature
Behind the Postmodern Fa�ade: Architectural Change in Late Twentieth-Century America
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial: Commemorating a Difficult Past
Cultural Frameworks: Categories, Genre, and Narrative
The Fine Line: Making Distinctions in Everyday Life
The Discourse of American Civil Society: A New Proposal for Cultural Studies
Cultural Form and Political Meaning: State-Subsidized Theater, Ideology, and the Language of Style in Fascist Italy
Deciphering Violence: The Cognitive Structure of Right and Wrong
Civil Society and Crisis: Culture, Discourse, and the Rodney King Beating
Social Change and Cultural Innovation
Constructing the Public Good: Social Movements and Cultural Resources
The Search for Political Community: American Activists Reinventing Commitment
Cultural Power and Social Movements
A Theory of Structure: Duality, Agency, and Transformation
Communities of Discourse: Ideology and Social Structure in the Reformation, the Enlightenment, and European Socialism
Postmodernism, or The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism