Critical Concepts in Sociology


Author: Chris Jenks

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415226905

Category: Social Science

Page: 1668

View: 7455

Offers various views on the concept of culture, including articles by such authors as Walter Benjamin, Georg Simmel, T.S. Eliot, and Bronislaw Malinowski.


A Reformer's Science


Author: Tony Bennett

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446225844


Page: 272

View: 9488

This major work, by one of the key figures in cultural studies, critically examines the theory, history and practice of culture. It is a comprehensive review of the main debates in cultural studies that is grounded in an historical account of the modern relations between culture and government. The book illuminates the relationship between culture and the social, as well as offering an important assessment of the role of intellectuals in relation to the organization of contemporary cultural life. Culture: A Reformer's Science is a major reappraisal of cultural studies; an engagement with the relations of culture and policy; and a critical examination of the conditions for intellectual work.

Doing Science + Culture


Author: Roddey Reid,Sharon Traweek

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415921121

Category: Science

Page: 339

View: 7372

Doing Science + Culture is a groundbreaking book on the cultural study of science, technology and medicine. Outstanding contributors including life and physical scientists, anthropologists, sociologists, literature/communication scholars and historians of science who focus on the analysis of science and scientific discourses within culture: what it means to "do" science.

Concepts of Culture

Art, Politics, and Society


Author: Adam Muller

Publisher: University of Calgary Press

ISBN: 1552381676

Category: Social Science

Page: 414

View: 6021

How do we define 'culture?' In this volume, Adam Muller brings together contributions from established and emerging scholars in a number of different disciplines who each examine the concept of culture as it is understood and deployed within their respective fields.

The Study of Culture at a Distance


Author: Margaret Mead,Rhoda Métraux

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781571812155

Category: Social Science

Page: 541

View: 4706

The United States on the eve of the Second World War was still a society largely isolated from the world. Facing enemies with unfamiliar cultural traditions, the U.S. government turned to anthropologists for insight. The result was a research effort that continued long after the war, aimed, in the words of Margaret Mead, at analyzing the cultural regularities in the characters of individuals who are members of societies that are inaccessible to direct observation. In 1953, Margaret Mead and Rhoda Metraux produced The Study of Culture at a Distance, a compilation of research from this period. This remarkable work, long unavailable, presents a rich and complex methodology for the study of cultures through literature, film, informant interviews, focus groups, and projective techniques. The book also provides fascinating insights into such diverse cultures as China, Thailand, Italy, Syria, France, Germany, Russia, Romania, and Great Britain, and includes some highly original analysis such as that of the Soviet style of chess, a study of Jean Cocteau's classic film La Belle et la Bête, and the cultural interpretations of Rorschach tests administered to Chinese subjects.

Selling Culture

Magazines, Markets, and Class at the Turn of the Century


Author: Richard Malin Ohmann

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9781859849743

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 411

View: 342

At the turn of the nineteenth century, American capitalism was in crisis, producing too many goods for too few buyers, that crisis was ultimately resolved in a novel, historically decisive manner by creating whole new categories of consumer goods and by appealing to new groups of people who might purchase them. What we now recognise as consumer society originated in that period, and it was mass culture, the first 'culture industry', that helped bring it into being. In a magisterial study of the process, Richard Ohmann surveys the new practices of advertising, mass distribution of goods, and, most important, the birth of the inexpensive mass-audience magazine to analyse the creation of the American professional-managerial class. Drawing upon work in economic, cultural, and social history, he integrates the seemingly disparate phenomena of modern middle-class life in a coherent tale of how the class was formed and came to occupy the foreground in the malign ideological formation, 'the American Dream.' Elegantly written, lucidly argued, and brimming with arresting facts and incidents, Selling Culture offers the definitive account of the relation between culture and economy in the transformation of the United States into a mass-consumption, mass-mediated society.

Media Art Culture

Medienkultur mit Blick auf die documenta 12


Author: Judith Seipold

Publisher: kassel university press GmbH

ISBN: 3899584104

Category: Art

Page: 359

View: 9683


The Culture


Author: April Fast

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780778793205

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 3243

Looks at the religion, holidays and celebrations, music, art, architecture, language, and literature of Iraq, and includes an Iraqi tale.


The Culture


Author: Arlene Moscovitch

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780778793076

Category: History

Page: 32

View: 6876

This newly revised edition examines Egypt's ancient and modern cultural history. Young readers will be fascinated by Egyptian fashion and make-up, hieroglyphs, and architecture.



Author: Raymond Williams

Publisher: N.A


Category: Culture

Page: 248

View: 5066

Culture and Public Relations

Links and Implications


Author: Krishnamurthy Sriramesh,Dejan Vercic

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136514449

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

View: 2353

Culture and Public Relations explores the impact of culture – societal and organizational – through the global lens of public relations. Structuring the volume around three themes -- culture as an environment for public relations; the culture of PR globally; and the impact of PR on culture -- the editors bring together compelling discussions on such questions as how spirituality, religion, and culture have affected public relations, and how public relations culture has been affected by the "corporate cultures" of business enterprises. Additionally, the volume provides studies on the effect of culture on public relations practice in specific countries. With contributors from Europe, Asia, Australia, and North America, this collection offers international perspectives on a topic that is growing increasingly important in public relations study and practice. It is required reading for scholars, researchers, and students in public relations and also has much to offer the business discipline, for those seeking to integrate culture and communication to their practices.

Culture and Customs of Pakistan


Author: Iftikhar Haider Malik

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313331268

Category: Social Science

Page: 220

View: 3818

A look at Pakistan, its culture, customs, history, and contemporary life.

Patterns of Culture


Author: Ruth Benedict

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618619559

Category: Social Science

Page: 290

View: 7240

Offers an analysis of three strongly contrasting primitive civilizations, showing how behavior is influenced by custom and tradition.

Theology of Culture


Author: Paul Tillich

Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195007114

Category: History

Page: 213

View: 4504

Attempts to show the religious dimension in many special spheres of man's cultural activity.

Culture and Customs of Rwanda


Author: Julius Adekunle

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313331770

Category: Social Science

Page: 164

View: 8787

Presents a comprehensive survey of the culture and customs of Rwanda describing its volcanoes, mountains, and natural resources as well as its diverse religious and ethnic societies.

The Consumption of Culture, 1600-1800

Image, Object, Text


Author: Ann Bermingham,John Brewer

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415159975

Category: History

Page: 548

View: 3373

Culture does not become 'culture' until it is consumed. This is the radical new interpretation of early modern social history presented in The Consumption of Culture 1600-1800. Leading specialists from North America and Europe explore topics such as the formation of a culture consuming public, the development of a literary canon, the role of consumption in the formation of the modern state, elite and popular forms of cultural consumption and the place of women as consumers of culture. The result is an important and rich new approach to the study of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.


A Vocabulary of Culture and Society


Author: Raymond Williams

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199393214


Page: 270

View: 7819

First published in 1976, Raymond Williams' highly acclaimed Keywords: A Vocabulary of Culture and Society is a collection of lively essays on words that are critical to understanding the modern world. In these essays, Williams, a renowned cultural critic, demonstrates how these key words take on new meanings and how these changes reflect the political bent and values of our past and current society. He chose words both essential and intangible--words like nature, underprivileged, industry, liberal, violence, to name a few--and, by tracing their etymology and evolution, grounds them in a wider political and cultural framework. The result is an illuminating account of the central vocabulary of ideological debate in English in the modern period. This edition features a new original foreword by Colin MacCabe, Distinguished Professor of English and Literature, University of Pittsburgh, that reflects on the significance of Williams' life and work. Keywords remains as relevant today as it was over thirty years ago, offering a provocative study of our language and an insightful look at the society in which we live.

Culture and Citizenship


Author: Nick Stevenson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761955603

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

View: 7101

`Culture' and `citizenship' are two of the most hotly contested concepts in the social sciences. What are the relationships between them? This book explores the issues of inclusion and exclusion, the market and policy, rights and responsibilities, and the definitions of citizens and non-citizens. Substantive topics investigated in the various chapters include: cultural democracy; intersubjectivity and the unconscious; globalization and the nation state; European citizenship; and the discourses on cultural policy.