The Sociology of Culture

The Sociology of Culture

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780226899213
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 08/28/1995
Edition description: 1
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1. Towards a Sociology of Culture
2. Institutions
3. Formations
4. Means of Production
5. Identifications
6. Forms
7. Reproduction
8. Organization

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