Sociology of Culture and Cultural Practices

Titre : Sociology of Culture and Cultural Practices
Auteur : Laurent Fleury
Éditeur : Lexington Books
ISBN-13 : 9780739174821
Libération : 2014-04-01

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Sociology of Culture and of Cultural Practices traces the development of the sociology of culture from its origins (Weber and Simmel) and examines the major trends that have emerged in this branch of sociology. It raises issues of cultural hierarchy, of distinction, and of legitimate culture and mass culture, and focuses on new areas of research, including the role of institutions, the reception of works of art, aesthetic experience, and emancipation through art and presents a synthesis of research and debate from France and the United States. instituting process helps to counteract the determinism of certain ideas based on a rigid conception of the habitus and underlines the transformative power of cultural institutions. cultural practices can be politically instituted. In examining the ideal of the democratization of culture, and, especially, the possibility of realizing such an ideal, Fleury describes how cultural inequalities can be overcome and shows how culture can fulfil an emancipatory function.

Sociology of Culture and Cultural Practices

Titre : Sociology of Culture and Cultural Practices
Auteur : Laurent Fleury
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : 1498536506
Libération : 2016-02-29

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In Sociology of Culture and of Cultural Practices, Laurent Fleury presents a synthesis of research and debate from France and the United States. He traces the development of the sociology of culture from its origins (Weber and Simmel) and examines the major trends that have emerged in this branch of sociology. Fleury also raises issues of cultural hierarchy, distinction, and legitimate culture and mass culture and focuses on new areas of research, including the role of institutions, the reception of works of art, aesthetic experience, and emancipation through art.

Sociology of Culture and Cultural Practices

Titre : Sociology of Culture and Cultural Practices
Auteur : Laurent Fleury
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : 0739174819
Libération : 2014

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In Sociology of Culture and of Cultural Practices, Laurent Fleury presents a synthesis of research and debate from France and the United States. He traces the development of the sociology of culture from its origins (Weber and Simmel) and examines the major trends that have emerged in this branch of sociology. Fleury also raises issues of cultural hierarchy, distinction, and legitimate culture and mass culture and focuses on new areas of research, including the role of institutions, the reception of works of art, aesthetic experience, and emancipation through art.

Matters of Culture

Titre : Matters of Culture
Auteur : Roger Friedland
Éditeur : Cambridge University Press
ISBN-13 : 0521795451
Libération : 2004-07-22

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American sociology is in the midst of a cultural turn. Where sociologists once spurned culture, today they embrace and explore it, seeking to understand the construction of social forms and the way culture matters. Problems of meaning, discourse, aesthetics, value, textuality, form and narrativity, topics traditionally within the humanists' purview, have come to the fore as sociologists increasingly emphasize the role of meanings, symbols, cultural frames and cognitive schema in their theorizations of social process and institution. Matters of Culture, first published in 2004, is an introduction to some of the best theorizing in cultural sociology, focusing in particular on questions of power, the sacred and cultural production. With a major theoretical introduction that lays out the internal structure of the field and its relation to cultural studies and contributions from leading academics Matters of Culture offers students and professors alike a representative range of the types of cultural sociological analysis available.

Culture and Everyday Life

Titre : Culture and Everyday Life
Auteur : Andy Bennett
Éditeur : SAGE
ISBN-13 : 0761963901
Libération : 2005-10-03

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Culture and Everyday Life provides students with a comprehensive overview of theoretical models, issues and examples of contemporary cultural practice. Andy Bennett begins by summarising and situating - in everyday settings - the key theoretical models applied in the study of existing cultural practices. This entails a systematic study of how academic thinking about mass culture has changed, from critical accounts of early mass cultural theorists to radical postmodernist critiques of mass cultural accounts and to 'the cultural turn', which explored how various social identities are culturally constructed.

Routledge International Handbook of the Sociology of Art and Culture

Titre : Routledge International Handbook of the Sociology of Art and Culture
Auteur : Laurie Hanquinet
Éditeur : Routledge
ISBN-13 : 9781135008888
Libération : 2015-09-16

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The Routledge Handbook of the Sociology of Arts and Culture offers a comprehensive overview of sociology of art and culture, focusing especially – though not exclusively – on the visual arts, literature, music, and digital culture. Extending, and critiquing, Bourdieu’s influential analysis of cultural capital, the distinguished international contributors explore the extent to which cultural omnivorousness has eclipsed highbrow culture, the role of age, gender and class on cultural practices, the character of aesthetic preferences, the contemporary significance of screen culture, and the restructuring of popular culture. The Handbook critiques modes of sociological determinism in which cultural engagement is seen as the simple product of the educated middle classes. The contributions explore the critique of Eurocentrism and the global and cosmopolitan dimensions of cultural life. The book focuses particularly on bringing cutting edge ‘relational’ research methodologies, both qualitative and quantitative, to bear on these debates. This handbook not only describes the field, but also proposes an agenda for its development which will command major international interest.

Cultures and Societies in a Changing World

Titre : Cultures and Societies in a Changing World
Auteur : Wendy Griswold
Éditeur : SAGE
ISBN-13 : 9781412990547
Libération : 2012-01-10

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In the Fourth Edition of Cultures and Societies in a Changing World, author Wendy Griswold illuminates how culture shapes our social world and how society shapes culture. Through this book, students will gain an understanding of the sociology of culture and explore stories, beliefs, media, ideas, art, religious practices, fashions, and rituals from a sociological perspective. Cultural examples from multiple countries and time periods will broaden students' global understanding. Students will develop a deeper appreciation of culture and society from this text, gleaning insights that will help them overcome cultural misunderstandings, conflicts, and ignorance and that will help equip them to live their professional and personal lives as effective, wise citizens of the world.

Making Tea Making Japan

Titre : Making Tea Making Japan
Auteur : Kristin Surak
Éditeur : Stanford University Press
ISBN-13 : 9780804784795
Libération : 2012-11-28

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The tea ceremony persists as one of the most evocative symbols of Japan. Originally a pastime of elite warriors in premodern society, it was later recast as an emblem of the modern Japanese state, only to be transformed again into its current incarnation, largely the hobby of middle-class housewives. How does the cultural practice of a few come to represent a nation as a whole? Although few non-Japanese scholars have peered behind the walls of a tea room, sociologist Kristin Surak came to know the inner workings of the tea world over the course of ten years of tea training. Here she offers the first comprehensive analysis of the practice that includes new material on its historical changes, a detailed excavation of its institutional organization, and a careful examination of what she terms "nation-work"—the labor that connects the national meanings of a cultural practice and the actual experience and enactment of it. She concludes by placing tea ceremony in comparative perspective, drawing on other expressions of nation-work, such as gymnastics and music, in Europe and Asia. Taking readers on a rare journey into the elusive world of tea ceremony, Surak offers an insightful account of the fundamental processes of modernity—the work of making nations.

Sociology

Titre : Sociology
Auteur : David M. Newman
Éditeur : Pine Forge Press
ISBN-13 : 9781412966696
Libération : 2009-02-10

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This brief edition of David NewmanÆs Sociology: Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life provides introductory sociology students an inviting, accessible introduction to the fascinating world of sociology and the sociological imagination. Compelling personal and current examples will engage students and help them to understand how sociology affects them in a personal and day-to-day way.Key FeaturesIllustrates the social construction of society using vivid prose, current examples, and fresh data Focuses on David NewmanÆs signature compelling writing style as well as his personal chapter-opening anecdotesùattributes that have already helped thousands of students learn to think sociologically while being intellectually challengedBalances theory and current, relevant research with engaging, up-to-date examples from a diverse variety of subgroups in U.S. societyIncludes visually striking chapter opening photographs to illustrate chapter concepts Provides a value-priced, briefer text alternative, thus providing flexibility so instructors can assign other readings, such as the Newman/ OÆBrien Sociology: Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life Readings, Seventh Edition (©2008, ISBN: 978-1-4129-6150-9)Ancillaries Instructor Resources on CD include a test bank, chapter summaries and outlines, Powerpoint slides, and more. Contact SAGE Customer Care at 1-800-818-SAGE (7243), 6 am - 5 pm, PT, to request a copy (qualified instructors only).A student study site at www.pineforge.com/newmanbriefstudy provides students with a rich array of study resources, including exercises, e-flash cards, and links to video and audio archives, along with carefully selected SAGE journal articles.

Cultural Technologies Within a Technological Culture

Titre : Cultural Technologies Within a Technological Culture
Auteur : Christian Papilloud
Éditeur : LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN-13 : 9783825811471
Libération : 2008

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This volume goes beyond classical sociological approaches and suggests that traditional boundaries will lead to new results when it comes to understanding the effects of technologies. This idea is based on the assumption that the implementation of technology in daily life is no longer directly associated with binaries such as "technology/nature", "object/subject", or "alienated and creative activities." In fact, technology gains social relevance as it is uniquely embedded into cultural practices. This argument holds especially true for analyses within the sociology of culture, ethnomethodology and related fields.