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Cultural Theory: Classical and Contemporary Positions

by Tim Edwards SAGE Publications Ltd
Pub Date:
08/2007
ISBN:
9780761948636
Format:
Pbk 304 pages
Price:
AU$95.00 NZ$97.39
Product Status: Out of Print - This title is no longer available
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This timely volume provides a framework for understanding the cultural turn in terms of the classical legacy, contemporary cultural theory and cultural analysis. It reveals the significance of Marxist humanism, Georg Simmel, the Frankfurt School, Stuart Hall and the Birmingham School, Giddens, Bauman, Foucault, Bourdieu and Baudrillard. Readers receive a dazzling, critical survey of some of the primary figures in the field. However, the book is much more than a Rough Guide tour through the 'great figures' in the field. Through an analysis of specific problems, such as transculturalism, transnationalsim, feminism, popular music and cultural citizenship, it demonstrates the relevance of cultural sociology in elucidating some of the key questions of our time.

'Written by some of the leading thinkers in the field, the book is an excellent resource for longstanding and contemporary issues in cultural theory. Comprehensive and well-written'
- David Oswell, Goldsmiths College

PART ONE: THE LEGACY OF SOCIOLOGY
Cultural Analysis In Marxist Humanism
Georg Simmel - John Scott
The Frankfurt School - Chris Rojek
Stuart Hall and The Birmingham School - Douglas Kellner
Giddens and Cultural Analysis - Absent Word and Central Concept - Chris Rojek
PART TWO: CONTEMPORARY CULTURAL THEORY - John Scott
Zygmunt Bauman, Culture and Sociology
Foucault: Interpretive Analytics and the Constitution of the Social - Peter Beilharz
Framing Bourdieu - Tim May & Jason Powell
'Speculation To The Death': Jean Baudrillard's Theoretical Violence - Derek Robbins
PART THREE: CONTEMPORARY CULTURAL ANALYSIS - William Merrin
Reconceptualizing Representation and Identity: Issues of Transculturalism and Transnationalism In the Intersection of Feminism and Cultural Sociology
Feminist Knowledge and Socio-cultural Research: Ethno-mimesis, Feminist Praxis and The Visual Turn - Ann Brooks
Popular Music - Maggie O'Neill
Cultural Citizenship: Questions of Consumerism, Consumption and Policy - Eamonn Carrabine