Practicing culture

Craig Calhoun, Richard Sennett

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    Abstract

    Practicing Culture seeks to revitalize the field of cultural sociology with an emphasis not on abstract theoretical debates but on showing how to put theoretical sources to work in empirical research. Culture is not just products and representations but practices. It is made and remade in countless small ways and occasional bursts of innovation. It is something people do - and do in rich variety and distinctive contexts as engaging case studies from the book reveal. For example: • in Russia's most Western city, Kaliningrad, residents dig for artifacts symbolizing a German past - even though their parents only migrated to what was once Konigsberg after WWII • in the USA, fans of professional wrestling pride themselves on being smart enough to know how much is trickery and how the tricks work yet still believe in the contest. Practicing Culture will reshape and invigorate the sociology of culture, not only through internal development, but through enhanced connections to the interdisciplinary social theory and to related fields like the sociology of knowledge and ethnography. It will prove an essential tool for students and researchers of cultural theory, contemporary social theory and cultural sociology.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    PublisherRoutledge Taylor & Francis Group
    Number of pages238
    ISBN (Print)020394495X, 9780203944950
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Aug 2 2007

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    Calhoun, C., & Sennett, R. (2007). Practicing culture. Routledge Taylor & Francis Group. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203944950

    Practicing culture. / Calhoun, Craig; Sennett, Richard.

    Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, 2007. 238 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

    Calhoun, C & Sennett, R 2007, Practicing culture. Routledge Taylor & Francis Group. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203944950
    Calhoun C, Sennett R. Practicing culture. Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, 2007. 238 p. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203944950
    Calhoun, Craig ; Sennett, Richard. / Practicing culture. Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, 2007. 238 p.
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