From Sociology to Cultural Studies: New Perspectives
November 1997, Wiley-Blackwell
Part I: Thinking Through Memory and Tradition.
Part II: Reframing Popular Forms and Usages.
Part III: Relating Cultural Processes and Social Inequality.
Part IV: Engaging Disciplinarity and Other Politics of Knowledge.
* Newly commissioned articles from the most prominent scholars doing work in this area.
* Essays combine the empirical and theoretical work to make the link between sociology and the analytical perspectives found outside the discipline.
"Combining a thoughtful assessment of the intellectual roots of cultural studies with an impassioned inquiry into its future directions, this original and intellectually vibrant collection of essays is an important intervention in the field. By rigorously insisting on the importance of questions about social structure and social process to cultural studies’ past, the authors of these essays demonstrate how a more socially oriented approach can revivify the tradition and strengthen its capacity fir practical and political intervention in the future. A ‘must read’ for anyone interested in the work that cultural studies can do." – Janice Radway, Duke University
"In this exciting collection, Long has drawn together scholars whose work represents the potential shared concerns and characteristics of sociology and cultural studies: that of responding to changes in the world and maintaining a sense of a project for a more egalitarian society. It will be of interest to sociologists and cultural studies scholars and students alike as a set of invigorating challenges to both fields." – Ann Gray, University of Birmingham, UK