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Cultural Sociology: An Introduction
  

Cultural Sociology: An Introduction (Paperback)

By Bennett, Andy
By Back, Les
By Edles, Laura Desfor
By Gibson, Margaret
By Inglis, David

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Addressing cultural sociology, this book focuses on key sociological themes and issues - such as gender, class, and race - and illustrates these in relation to cultural sociology. It includes an overview of the various empirical applications of cultural sociology, outlining cultu... read full description below.

ISBN 9781405189842
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Published 20 February 2012 by John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
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ISBN-13 9781405189842
ISBN-10 1405189843
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
Imprint Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons L
Publication Date 20 February 2012
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Bennett, Andy
By Back, Les
By Edles, Laura Desfor
By Gibson, Margaret
By Inglis, David
Category Sociology, Social Studies
Social Institutions
Social & Cultural Anthropology
Number of Pages 250
Dimensions Width: 173mm
Height: 243mm
Spine: 12mm
Weight 400g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Culture, Sociology, SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
NBS Text Cultural Studies
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 306
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Over the past fifteen years, sociology has become increasingly concerned with culture as a focus for understanding the processes and systems of relations through which societies are arranged. This 'cultural' approach challenges earlier sociological models that have tended to regard culture as merely the by-product of structural experiences of class, gender, race, and so on, re-representing culture as a motor-force in itself for the creation of social experience. Cultural sociology also recasts 'culture' as the representation of not merely elitist definitions and understandings of culture - art, literature, classical music and so on - but rather encompassing a broad range of everyday social practices and conventions, from the spectacular to the mundane. Cultural Sociology: An Introduction will be the first dedicated student textbook to systematically address cultural sociology. The book will set out the key antecedents contributing to the emergence of cultural sociology and will present students with a firm grounding in theoretical and methodological principles applied by cultural sociologists. It will focus on key sociological themes and issues - such as gender, class, and race - and will illustrate these in a clear and accessible fashion in relation to cultural sociology. Finally, the book will offer students a rich overview of the various empirical applications of cultural sociology, outlining cultural sociological approaches to a variety of everyday cultural forms including music, fashion, eating, sport and media.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review David Chaney's magisterial opening provides an authoritative framework and background for these introductions to key subtopics within this important area of sociology. (Times Higher Education Supplement, 24 May 2012)

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Author's Bio

Les Back is Professor of Sociology at Goldsmiths, Universityof London. Andy Bennett is Professor of Cultural Sociology andDirector of the Griffith Centre for Cultural Research at GriffithUniversity in Queensland, Australia. He has authored and editednumerous books including Popular Music and Youth Culture,Cultures of Popular Music (2001), RememberingWoodstock (2004), and Music Scenes (edited with RichardA. Peterson, 2004). He is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal ofSociology. Laura Desfor Edles is Professor ofSociology at California State University, Northridge. Margaret Gibson is Senior Lecturer in Sociology atGriffith University. David Inglis is Professor of Sociology at the Universityof Aberdeen, UK. He has written in the areas of the history ofsocial thought, historical sociology, the sociologies of culture,art and aesthetics, and the cultural sociology of globalization. Heis founding editor of the journal Cultural Sociology. Ronald Jacobs is Associate Professor of Sociology at University at Albany, State University of New York. He is theauthor of Race, Media and the Crisis of Civil Society (2000)and The Space of Opinion (2011), and co-editor of OxfordHandbook of Cultural Sociology (2011). Ian Woodward is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at GriffithUniversity.

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