The Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Culture
January 2005, Wiley-Blackwell
Mark D. Jacobs and Nancy Weiss Hanrahan.
PART I: PROBLEMS OF THEORY AND METHOD.
PART II: CULTURAL SYSTEMS.
PART III: EVERYDAY LIFE AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF MEANING.
PART IV: IDENTITY AND DIFFERENCE.
PART V: COLLECTIVE MEMORY AND CULTURAL AMNESIA.
PART VI: THE CULTURE OF INSTITUTIONS.
PART VII: THE CULTURE OF CITIZENSHIP: LOCAL, NATIONAL, GLOBAL
Nancy Weiss Hanrahan is Associate Professor of Sociology and Director of the Women’s Studies Research and Resource Center at George Mason University. Her scholarly work, which addresses issues in cultural theory and criticism, is informed by her professional experience in the music business. She is the author of Difference in Time: A Critical Theory of Culture (2000) and a contributor to Critical Theory: Diverse Objects, Diverse Subjects (2003) and Rethinking Social Transformation (2001).
- Provides an invaluable reference resource to all interested in the cultural structures and processes that animate contemporary life
- Contains 27 essays on the most important issues comprising the sociology of culture, including art, science, religions, race, class, gender, collective memory, institutions, and citizenship
- Reflects and analyzes the “cultural turn” that has transformed scholarship in the social sciences and humanities.
–Craig Calhoun, New York University