Raymond Williams's Sociology of Culture

A Critical Reconstruction

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Author: Paul Jones

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230006706

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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This study of Williams provides the most detailed account available of the sociological dimensions of his project. While including an overview of central themes throughout his work, in particular it unlocks his late sociology of culture. Previously overlooked aspects of Williams's work are thus highlighted. These include: his critique of Birmingham cultural studies; his use of an Adorno-like approach to 'cultural production'; his 'social formalist' alternative to structuralism and post-structuralism and his later approach to 'the media'.

Cultural Theory and Popular Culture

An Introduction

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Author: John Storey

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780131970687

Category: Civilization

Page: 191

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In this 4th edition of his successful Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: An Introduction, John Storey has extensively revised the text throughout. As before, the book presents a clear and critical survey of competing theories of and various approaches to popular culture. Retaining the accessible approach of previous editions, and using relevant and appropriate examples from the texts and practices of popular culture, this new edition remains a key introduction to the area. New to this edition bull; bull;Extensively revised, rewritten and updated bull;Improved and expanded content throughout including: New chapter on psychoanalysis New section on post-Marxism and the global postmodern bull;Closer explicit links to the new edition companion reader Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: a reader bull;More illustrative diagrams and images bull;Fully revised, improved and updated companion website providing practice and extension promote further understanding of the study of cultural theory and popular culture The new edition remains essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students of cultural studies, media studies, communication studies, the sociology of culture, popular culture and other related subjects. John Storey is Professor of Cultural Studies and Director of the Centre for Research in media and Cultural Studies at the University of Sunderland. He has published widely in cultural studies, including six books. The most recent book is called Inventing Popular Culture (Blackwell, 2003). His work has been translated into Chinese, German, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Spanish, Swedish, and Ukrainian. He is a Visiting Professor at the universities of Henan and Wuhan.

Sport, Public Broadcasting, and Cultural Citizenship

Signal Lost?

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Author: Jay Scherer,David Rowe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135017093

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 338

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This book examines the political debates over the access to live telecasts of sport in the digital broadcasting era. It outlines the broad theoretical debates, political positions and policy calculations over the provision of live, free-to-air telecasts of sport as a right of cultural citizenship. In so doing, the book provides a number of comparative case studies that explore these debates and issues in various global spaces.

Democratic Communications

Formations, Projects, Possibilities

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Author: James Frederick Hamilton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780739118665

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 335

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"Democratic Communications is the first book to subject long standing assumptions about alternative media and democratic communications to a cultural and historical examination and critique. Ranging from prophecy in sixteenth century England to the self managed projects of critical literacy and social change of today, this book assesses the historical heritage, present conditions, and future possibilities of today's remade media landscape for democratic communications."--BOOK JACKET.

The Sociology of Culture

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Author: Raymond Williams

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226899213

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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Raymond Williams helped to establish the field of cultural sociology with Marxism and Literature and Culture and Society. Continuing the work of those studies, The Sociology of Culture offers debate on the origin and evolution of culture. It defines sociology of culture as a convergence of various fields and explores ways in which culture is socially mediated. "A historical analysis of the social organization of culture in terms of its institutions and formations. Insisting that the term sociology of culture implies a convergence of interests and methods, Williams draws from a broad range of examples: Greek drama, Celtic bards, the Pre-Raphaelites, Bloomsbury and modern copyright laws, among others."—Library Journal Raymond Williams (1921-87) was professor of drama at Cambridge University. His many books include Marxism and Literature, Keywords, Country and the City, and Culture and Society.

Dance & community

Congress on Research in Dance, Spring 2005 conference, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida

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Author: Congress on Research in Dance. Conference,Ninotchka Bennahum,Tresa Randall,Congress on Research in Dance

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 278

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CORD Newsletter

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Author: Congress on Research in Dance

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Dance

Page: N.A

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Raymond Williams

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Author: Alan O'Connor

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9780742530997

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 127

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Raymond Williams, a Welsh media critic and a pioneer of cultural studies, believed traditional biographies focus on individuals while isolating them from their communities. The author introduces us to Williams and his time period of social change and crisis.

Reading Media Theory

Thinkers, Approaches and Contexts

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Author: David Maxwell Barlow,Brett Mills

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 721

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This unique part reader, part textbook brings core primary media theory readings to the student whilst assisting them with reading, understanding, decoding and deconstructing the material. The dual functionality of the book helps students to familiarise themselves with core texts and develop the necessary critical reading skills and confidence required to engage with the subject. The text is annotated throughout and explores context, content, structure and writing style in order to bring theory to life for the reader. The book is split into four sections, namely Reading theory, Key thinkers and schools, Approaches and Media Theory in context. This structure is adopted in order to encourage students to familiarise themselves with the material, and the progressive pedagogical apparatus guides them to approach it gradually whilst developing their skill set. The provision of questions to prokove further thought helps to encourage the student to read more widely around the subject and engage with core concepts of both theory and learning. Ultimately the text acts as a ‘how to read’ handbook for media theory and is structured so that students can learn the literature as well as learning how to approach it.

The Evolution of European Identities

Biographical Approaches

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Author: Graham Day,Robert Miller

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137009276

Category: Social Science

Page: 307

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The 'European project' is in a state of perpetual crisis in which the root cause is a lack of identification by ordinary citizens with Europe and European institutions. The Evolution of European Identities employs state of the art analysis of in-depth interviews by renowned practitioners to give a unique 'bottoms up' perspective on the development (or its lack) of a sense of 'European mental space'. Linking conceptual findings with case studies, the book provides unique insights into groups that have been especially sensitized by their life experiences to question what it means to be European in the twenty-first century. The groups explored in this book include: adults who experienced European education exchanges when young; transnational workers; civil society organization activists; persons involved in cross-border intimate relationships; farmers who are subject to European markets, regulations and subsidies; and migrants into 'fortress Europe'.

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Political Sociology

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Author: Edwin Amenta,Kate Nash,Alan Scott

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444355074

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

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The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Political Sociology is a complete reference guide, reflecting the scope and quality of the discipline, and highlighting emerging topics in the field. Global in focus, offering up-to-date topics from an interdisciplinary, international set of scholars addressing key issues concerning globalization, social movements, and citizenship The majority of chapters are new, including those on environmental politics, international terrorism, security, corruption, and human rights Revises and updates all previously published chapters to include new themes and topics in political sociology Provides an overview of scholarship in the field, with chapters working independently and collectively to examine the full range of contributions to political sociology Offers a challenging yet accessible and complete reference guide for students and scholars

Critical citizens for an intercultural world

foreign language education as cultural politics

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Author: Manuela Guilherme

Publisher: Multilingual Matters Ltd

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

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This book examines the acquisition of requests in English by a seven- year-old Japanese girl during her 17-month residence in Australia. The study focuses on the linguistic repertoire available to the child as she attempts to make requests and vary these to suit different goals and addressees. This book helps unravel features of pragmatic development in the child's interlanguage, a subject about which we yet know very little.

Sociological Abstracts

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Author: Leo P. Chall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sociology

Page: N.A

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CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.

Critical Perspectives on the Organization and Improvement of Schooling

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Author: Kenneth A. Sirotnik,Jeannie Oakes

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 940094229X

Category: Education

Page: 256

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Major "paradigm shifts"-replacing one "world view" with another regarding what constitutes appropriate knowledge do not happen over night. Centuries usually intervene in the process. Even minor shifts admitting alternative world views into the domain of legitimate knowledge producing theory and practice-require decades of controversy, especially, it seems to us, in the field of education. It has only been in the last 20 years or so that the educational research community has begun to accept the "scientific" credibility of the qualitative approaches to inquiry such as participant observation, case study, ethnogra phy, and the like. In fact, these methods, with their long and distinguished philosophical traditions in phenomenology, have really only come into their own within the last decade. The critical perspective on generating and evaluating knowledge and practice-what this book is mostly about-is in many ways a radical depar ture from both the more traditional quantitative and qualitative perspec tives. The traditional approaches, in fact, are far more similar to one another than they are to the critical perspective. This is the case, in our view, for one crucial reason: Both the more quantitative, empirical-analytic and qualitative, interpretive traditions share a fundamental epistemological commitment: they both eschew ideology and human interests as explicit components in their paradigms of inquiry. Ideology and human interests, however, are the "bread and butter" of a critical approach to inquiry.

Antonio Gramsci

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Author: Robert S. Dombroski

Publisher: Twayne Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 147

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Research on Service Learning

Conceptual Frameworks and Assessments

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Author: Patti H. Clayton,Robert G. Bringle,Julie A. Hatcher

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1579228860

Category: Education

Page: 336

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The purpose of this work is to improve service learning research and practice through strengthening its theoretical base. Contributing authors include both well-known and emerging service learning and community engagement scholars, as well as scholars from other fields. The authors bring theoretical perspectives from a wide variety of disciplines to bear as they critically review past research, describe assessment methods and instruments, develop future research agendas, and consider implications of theory-based research for enhanced practice. This volume, 2B, opens with chapters focused on defining the criteria for quality research. It then addresses community development, and the role of nonprofit organizations in service learning. It focusses on institutions, examining the institutionalization of service learning, engaged departments, and institutional leadership. The final section on partnerships in service learning includes chapters on conceptualizing and measuring the quality of partnerships, inter-organizational partnerships, and student partnerships. This work constitutes a rich resource that suggests new approaches to conceptualizing, understanding, implementing, assessing, and studying service learning. Each chapter offers recommendations for future research. Research on Service Learning: Conceptual Frameworks and Assessment will be of interest to both new and veteran service learning instructors seeking to enhance their practice by integrating what has been learned in terms of teaching, assessment, and research. Staff and faculty who are responsible for promoting and supporting service learning at higher education institutions, evaluating community service programs, and working with faculty to develop research on service learning, will also find this volume helpful. For scholars and graduate students reviewing and conducting research related to service learning, this book is a comprehensive resource, and a knowledge base about the processes and outcomes of innovative pedagogies, such as service learning, that will enable them to locate their own work in an expanding and deepening arena of inquiry. Volume 2A, sold separately, also opens with chapters focused on defining the criteria for quality research. It then continues with research related to students, comprising chapters that focus on cognitive processes, academic learning, civic learning, personal development, and intercultural competence. The concluding faculty section presents chapters on faculty development, faculty motivation, and faculty learning.

Life in Schools

An Introduction to Critical Pedagogy in the Foundations of Education

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Author: Peter McLaren

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205351183

Category: Education

Page: 311

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This work integrates the author's Cries from the Corridor, a 1980 collection of diary entries written when he was a school teacher in a working-class and immigrant Canadian neighborhood, with reflections on the fundamental contradictions of capitalist schooling in North America. The author provides