The history, various usages and different meanings of 'Culture' derive from diverse areas of study, including philosophy, critical aesthetics, literary criticism, anthropology, and sociology.
These volumes introduce the reader to these multi-facets of the concept and the wide and often contradictory variety of interpretations that have been and continue to be placed on it. The diverse meanings and interpretations of the concept are also reflected in the interdisciplinary nature of the articles collected.
The structure of the collection places culture within a history of ideas, and also enables the reader to review different arguments and perspectives on the topic.
Section 1. Culture, Social Structure and Civilisation
Section 2. Culture, Idealism and Belief
Section 3. Culture and Materialism
Section 4. Cutural Stratification
Section 5. Cultural Reproduction
Section 6. Subculture
Section 7. Visual Culture
Section 8. Urban Culture