Cultural Theory An Introduction
Edition: 2nd 2008
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Description: * A highly accessible introduction to the complex issues and thinkers in cultural theory for those new to the subject * Covers fields such as structuralism, psychoanalysis, postmodernism and globalization, and leading thinkers like Foucault, Bourdieu, Habermas, and Giddens * Thoroughly updated with increased coverage of key classical theorists and new chapters on material culture and race and gender * Includes extensive pedagogy, with summaries, biographical notes, suggestions for further reading, and heavy cross-referencing
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List price: $49.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/11/2008
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
ï¿½mile Durkheim(18581917) founded the French school of sociology. His most famous works include The Division of Labor in Societyand The Elementary Forms of Religious Life. Robin Busss most recent translations for Penguin include Dumass The Black Tulip. Richard Sennettis the Bemis Professor of Social Sciences at MIT and a professor of sociology at the London School of Economics.
|Preface to the First Edition: About this Book|
|Preface to the Second Edition|
|Introduction: What is Culture? What is Cultural Theory?|
|Culture in Classical Social Theory|
|Culture and Social Integration in the Work of Talcott Parsons|
|Culture as Ideology in Western Marxism|
|Culture as Action in Symbolic Interactionism, Phenomenology, and Ethnomethodology|
|The Durkheimians: Ritual, Classification, and the Sacred|
|Structuralism and the Semiotic Analysis of Culture|
|The Poststructural Turn|
|Culture, Structure, and Agency: Three Attempts at Synthesis|
|British Cultural Studies|
|The Production and Reception of Culture|
|Culture as Text: Narrative and Hermeneutics|
|Psychoanalytic Approaches to Culture and the Self|
|The Cultural Analysis of Postmodernism and Postmodernity|
|Postmodern and Poststructural Critical Theory|
|Cultural Theories of Race and Gender|
|The Body in Cultural Theory|