Matters of Culture: Cultural Sociology in Practice (Cambridge Cultural Social Studies)

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Where American sociologists once spurned culture, they embrace and explore it today. This introduction to some of the best theorizing in contemporary cultural sociology focuses specifically on questions of power, the sacred and cultural production. Including a major theoretical introduction defining the field's internal structure and contributions from recognized scholars, the text presents a representative range of currently available cultural analysis.

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American sociology is in the midst of a cultural turn. Where sociologists once spurned culture, today they embrace and explore it. Matters of Culture is an introduction to some of the best theorizing in cultural sociology, focusing in particular on questions of power, the sacred and cultural production. With a major theoretical introduction that lays out the internal structure of the field and contributions from leading academics Matters of Culture offers students and professors alike a representative range of the types of cultural sociological analysis available.

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Roger Friedland is Professor of Religious Studies and Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara and has published extensively in both disciplines. He is co-founder with John Mohr of the Cultural Turn conferences at UC Santa Barbara.

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