Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist
The New American Cultural Sociology

The New American Cultural Sociology

£32.99

Part of Cambridge Cultural Social Studies

Philip Smith, Richard Harvey Brown, Jeffrey C. Alexander, Steven Seidman, Robert Wuthnow, Anne Kane, Michèle Lamont, Nicola Beisel, Wendy Griswold, Gaye Tuchman, Nina Fortin, Robin Wagner-Pacifici, Barry Schwartz, Ann Swidler, William H. Sewell Jr, William A. Gamson, Gary Alan Fine, Calvin Morrill, Paul DiMaggio
View all contributors
  • Date Published: July 1998
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521586344

£ 32.99
Paperback

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Other available formats:
Hardback, eBook


Looking for an inspection copy?

This title is not currently available on inspection

Description
Product filter button
Description
Contents
Resources
Courses
About the Authors
  • American Cultural Sociology presents a serious challenge to British Cultural Studies and European grand theory alike. This exciting volume brings together sixteen seminal papers by leading figures in what is emerging as an important intellectual tradition. It places them in the context of related work in Sociology and other disciplines, exploring the connections between cultural sociology and different approaches, such as comparative and historical research, postmodernism, and symbolic interactionism. The book is divided into three sections: Culture as Text and Code, The Production and Reception of Culture, and Culture in Action. Each section contains edited contributions, both theoretical and empirical, addressing the key debates in cultural sociology, including the autonomy of culture, power and culture, structure and agency and how to conceptualise meaning.

    • Ideal for teaching: wide-ranging and up-to-date collection of key works by leading figures in sociology of culture, with commentary
    • Combines theoretical and empirical work (unlike competition)
    • Defines 'The New American Cultural Sociology' and places it in the context of competing and complementary approaches
    Read more

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity

    ×

    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?

    ×

    Product details

    • Date Published: July 1998
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521586344
    • length: 300 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 156 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.44kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Notes on contributors
    Preface
    The new American cultural sociology: an introduction Philip Smith
    Part I. Culture as Text and Code: Introduction
    1. Textuality and the postmodern turn in sociological theory Richard Harvey Brown
    2. The computer as sacred and profane Jeffrey C. Alexander
    3. AIDS and the discursive construction of homosexuality Steven Seidman
    4. Fundamentalism and liberalism in public religious discourse Robert Wuthnow
    5. Analytic and concrete forms of the autonomy of culture Anne Kane
    Part II. The Production and Reception of Culture: Introduction:
    6. The reception of Derrida's work in France and America Michèle Lamont
    7. Censorship, audiences and the Victorian nude Nicola Beisel
    8. The devil, social change and Jacobean theatre Wendy Griswold
    9. Victorian women writers and the prestige of the novel Gaye Tuchman and Nina Fortin
    10. The ambiguous and contested meanings of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Robin Wagner-Pacifici and Barry Schwartz
    Part III. Culture in Action: Introduction:
    11. Culture and social action Ann Swidler
    12. Culture, structure, agency and transformation William H. Sewell Jr
    13. Discourse, nuclear power and collective action William A. Gamson
    14. Moral boundaries, leisure activities and justifying fun Gary Alan Fine
    15. Honour and conflict management in corporate life Calvin Morrill
    16. The role of cultural capital in school success Paul DiMaggio
    Index.

  • Author

    Philip Smith, Yale University, Connecticut

    Contributors

    Philip Smith, Richard Harvey Brown, Jeffrey C. Alexander, Steven Seidman, Robert Wuthnow, Anne Kane, Michèle Lamont, Nicola Beisel, Wendy Griswold, Gaye Tuchman, Nina Fortin, Robin Wagner-Pacifici, Barry Schwartz, Ann Swidler, William H. Sewell Jr, William A. Gamson, Gary Alan Fine, Calvin Morrill, Paul DiMaggio

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email lecturers@cambridge.org

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×
warning icon

Turn stock notifications on?

You must be signed in to your Cambridge account to turn product stock notifications on or off.

Sign in Create a Cambridge account arrow icon
×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.

Cancel

Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

×
Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.
×