The SAGE Handbook of Cultural Sociology (Hardback)
  • The SAGE Handbook of Cultural Sociology (Hardback)

The SAGE Handbook of Cultural Sociology (Hardback)

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Hardback 636 Pages / Published: 23/05/2016
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Cultural sociology - or the sociology of culture - has grown from a minority interest in the 1970s to become one of the largest and most vibrant areas within sociology globally. In The SAGE Handbook of Cultural Sociology, a global range of experts explore the theory, methodology and innovations that make up this ever-expanding field.

The Handbook's 40 original chapters have been organised into five thematic sections:

Theoretical ParadigmsMajor Methodological PerspectivesDomains of InquiryCultural Sociology in ContextsCultural 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.

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
ISBN: 9781446271971
Number of pages: 636
Weight: 1290 g
Dimensions: 246 x 184 x 41 mm


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.

-- Robin Wagner-Pacifici

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.

-- Motti Regev
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 -- Nick Osbaldiston
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. -- D. Harper

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