The SAGE Handbook of Cultural Sociology
- David Inglis - Helsinki University, Finland
- Anna-Mari Almila - University of the Arts, London, UK
Audience Culture | Sociology of Culture
The Handbook's 40 original chapters have been organised into five thematic sections:
- Theoretical Paradigms
- Major Methodological Perspectives
- Domains of Inquiry
- Cultural Sociology in Contexts
- Cultural Sociology and Other Analytical Approaches
Both comprehensive and current, The SAGE Handbook of Cultural Sociology will be an essential reference tool for both advanced students and scholars across sociology, cultural studies and media studies.
The Sage Handbook of Cultural Sociology presents a broad, learned, and generous collection of essays discussing the prominent place of culture in society and in Sociology. The essays illuminate the ways sociologists have thought about the what, where, and how of such cultural phenomena as art, music, memory, media, religion, consumption, and nationalism. A great compendium for anyone wanting a foundational understanding of cultural sociology.
With its comprehensive set of themes and excellent international team of contributors, this book offers an authoritative look at the field of cultural sociology. Ranging from Weber and Durkheim to Actor-Network and Neo-Institutionalism, and covering major topics on art, popular culture and consumption, as well as the intersection of culture with key social and political issues, the expertly conceived chapters in this volume assess the multi-layered magnitude of culture in sociological knowledge. A panoramic, state-of-the-art view of cultural sociology that provides a wealth of insights for future research, and sets itself as a standard reading in the field.
This collection provides an excellent analysis on key cultural artefacts that cultural sociology focuses on. However, unlike other texts in this field, the essays in this volume seeks to unpack key debates on what the sub-discipline looks like now across national institutions and further what it could comprise of into the future. By unpacking these different perspectives in theoretical positions and methodological considerations in the area of cultural sociology, as well as exploring key areas of cultural analysis, the essays in this handbook from key thinkers provides an excellent reference point for the contemporary cultural sociologist and further a holistic and important resource for undergraduate or postgraduate teaching
Almila and Inglis have compiled 43 essays grouped into seven sections that successfully cover nearly all of the diverse aspects of cultural sociology. Anyone working on cultural sociology should consult this book for the many informative ideas about the nexus between culture and sociology. Highly recommended.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 22- Sociology and Cultural Studies: A Close and Fraught Relationship