Raymond Williams's Sociology of Culture

A Critical Reconstruction
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
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?
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.

The SAGE Handbook of Cultural Sociology


Author: David Inglis,Anna-Mari Almila
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473958687
Category: Social Science
Page: 636
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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 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.

Democratic Communications

Formations, Projects, Possibilities
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


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.

CORD Newsletter


Author: Congress on Research in Dance
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Dance
Page: N.A
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Dance & community

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


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.

The Evolution of European Identities

Biographical Approaches
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


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
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.

Schooling for Change

Reinventing Education for Early Adolescents
Author: Lorna Earl,Andy Hargreaves,Jim Ryan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135717796
Category: Education
Page: 214
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Focusing on change and reform in secondary and elementary schools, this book explores the possibilities for better schooling for early adolescents.

A history of sociological analysis


Author: T. B. Bottomore,Robert A. Nisbet
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 717
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International scholars probe the development of sociological analyses in examinations of major thinkers since the eighteenth century and critical studies of theories including conservatism, positivism, and structuralism

Critical Perspectives on the Organization and Improvement of Schooling


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.