Sociology On Culture

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Taylor & Francis, 2003 - Social Science - 292 pages
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Culture has become a touchstone of interdisciplinary conversation. For readers interested in sociology, the social sciences and the humanities, this book maps major classical and contemporary analyses and cultural controversies in relation to social processes, everyday life, and axes of ordering and difference - such as race, class and gender. Hall, Neitz, and Battani discuss:

  • self and identity
  • stratification
  • the Other
  • the cultural histories of modernity and postmodernity
  • production of culture
  • the problem of the audience
  • action, social movements, and change. 

The authors advocate cultivating the sociological imagination by engaging myriad languages and perspectives of the social sciences and humanities, while cultivating cultural studies by developing the sociological imagination.  Paying little respect to boundaries, and incorporating fascinating examples, this book draws on diverse intellectual perspectives and a variety of topics from various historical periods and regions of the world.

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John R. Hall is Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Davis.

Mary Jo Neitz is Professor of Sociology at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Marshall Battani is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Grand Valley State University, Michigan.

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