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SAGE Handbook of Cultural Analysis

by T Bennett and J Frow SAGE Publications Ltd
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With the `cultural turn`, the concept of culture has assumed enormous importance in our understanding of the interrelations between social, political and economic structures, patterns of everyday interaction, and systems of meaning-making. In The SAGE Handbook of Cultural Analysis, the leading figures in their fields explore the implications of this paradigm shift.  


Part I looks at the major disciplines of knowledge in the humanities and social sciences, asking how they have been reshaped by the cultural turn and how they have elaborated distinctive new objects of knowledge.


Parts II and III examine the questions arising from a practice of analysis in which the researcher is drawn reflexively into the object of study and in which methodological frameworks are rarely given in advance.    


Addressed to academics and advanced students in all fields of the social sciences and humanities, The SAGE Handbook of Cultural Analysis is at once a synthesis of advances in the field, with a comprehensive coverage of the scholarly literature, and a collection of original and provocative essays by some of the brightest intellectuals of our time.

Introduction: Vocabularies of Culture PART ONE: FRAMEWORKS OF ANALYSIS Anthropology and Culture - Eric Gable and Richard Handler Cultural Geography - Kay Anderson An Account Psychology and Cultural Analysis - Valerie Walkerdine and Lisa Blackman Sociology and Culture - Tony Bennett Cultural History - Peter Burke Literary Studies - James F. English Culture and Music - Tia DeNora Visual Analysis - Mieke Bal Film Studies - Tom Gunning Broadcasting - Toby Miller Cultural Studies - Ien Ang Feminism and Culture - Griselda Pollock Theoretical Perspectives Material Culture - Daniel Miller Culture - Andrew Pickering Science Studies, and Technoscience PART TWO: CURRENT ISSUES Culture and Nation - David McCrone Culture and Modernities - Joel S. Kahn Globalization and Cultural Flows/Networks - Diana Crane Colonialism and Culture - Christopher Pinney Indigenous Culture - Tim Rowse The Politics of Vulnerability and Survival Cultural Property - John Frow Culture and Economy - Timothy Mitchell Culture, Class and Classification - Mike Savage Analysing Multiculturalism Today - Ghassan Hage Culture and Identity - Simon Clarke Culture, Sex and Sexualities - Elspeth Probyn and Gilbert Caluya Cultural and Creative Industries - David Hesmondhalgh Cultural Technologies - Celia Lury Cyberculture and New Media - Tiziana Terranova PART THREE: RESEARCH THEORY AND PRACTICE Ethnography - Johannes Fabian and Vincent de Rooij Visual Anthropologies - Sarah Pink Thinking by Numbers - Justin Lewis Cultural Analysis and the Use of Data Discourse Analysis - Lilie Chouliaraki Cultural Activism - Pepi Leistyna

'Examining theoretical frameworks, policy issues, and research approaches, Bennett and Frow's pre-eminent collection robustly defends the importance of the 'cultural turn', and richly deserves attention and analysis in its own right. Taking in a far broader sweep than the allegiances of cultural studies, and ranging far wider than a focus on cultural theory alone, this Handbook offers a genuine one-stop reference point for the many, many differing strands of cultural analysis. This isn't just one contender among many for the title of 'best multidisciplinary overview'; this is a true heavyweight' - Matt Hills, Cardiff University 'Two of the most significant theorists in the study of culture bring together a range of influential and engaging writers, not just to define and map areas, but also to set the agenda for the future investigation of culture. This handbook is an achievement and a delight - both compelling and useful' - Professor Beverley Skeggs, Goldsmith's College, University of London