Cultural Theory: An Introduction, 2nd Edition
September 2011, Wiley-Blackwell
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Preface to the Second Edition.
Introduction: What is Culture? What is Cultural Theory?
1 Culture in Classical Social Theory.
2 Culture and Social Integration in the Work of Talcott Parsons.
3 Culture as Ideology in Western Marxism.
4 Culture as Action in Symbolic Interactionism, Phenomenology, and Ethnomethodology.
5 The Durkheimians: Ritual, Classification, and the Sacred.
6 Structuralism and the Semiotic Analysis of Culture.
7 The Poststructural Turn.
8 Culture, Structure, and Agency: Three Attempts at Synthesis.
9 British Cultural Studies.
10 The Production and Reception of Culture.
11 Culture as Text: Narrative and Hermeneutics.
12 Psychoanalytic Approaches to Culture and the Self.
13 The Cultural Analysis of Postmodernism and Postmodernity.
14 Postmodern and Poststructural Critical Theory.
15 Cultural Theories of Race and Gender.
16 The Body in Cultural Theory.