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Critical Concepts in Sociology, 1st Edition

Edited by Chris Jenks


1,668 pages

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Hardback: 9780415226905
pub: 2002-10-31
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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.

Table of Contents

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

About the Series

Critical Concepts in Sociology

The Routledge Critical Concepts in Sociology series provides concise, authoritative reprints of key articles in sociology, collecting the essential secondary literature on key subjects. Edited by acknowledged leaders in the field, each set puts the development of fundamental concepts into their historical context, and provides students and researchers with a clear snapshot of current thinking. Collections span a multitude of subject areas, including religion, multiculturalism and celebrity.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General