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:
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.
David Inglis is Professor of Sociology at the University of Exeter. Anna-Mari Almila is a Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Sociology of Fashion at London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London.
Introduction - David Inglis PART 1: SCHOOLS OF THOUGHT Marxist Cultural Sociology - Paul Jones Max Weber's Presences: On the Cultural Sociology of the Long-Term - David Inglis The Cultural Sociology of Alfred Weber and Karl Mannheim - Colin Loader Durkheimian and Neo-Durkheimian Cultural Sociologies - David Inglis A Qualitative Theory of Culture: Georg Simmel and Cultural Sociology - Eduardo de la Fuente Bourdieu's Sociology of Culture: On the Economy of Symbolic Goods - Gisele Sapiro Symbolic Interactionism's Contribution to the Study of Culture - Norman Denzin Cognition and Cultural Sociology: The Inside and Outside of Thought - Karen A. Cerulo Actor Network Theory and Its Cultural Uses - Anna-Mari Almila Neoinstitutionalist Sociology - Pertti Alasuutari The Cultural Worth of `Economies of Worth': French Pragmatic Sociology from a Cultural Sociological Perspective - Ilana F. Silber Systems Theory and Culture: Drawing Lessons from Parsons and Luhmann - Rudi Laermans The `Production of Culture Perspective' in Perspective - Marco Santoro Cultural Historical Sociology - Chandra Mukerji PART 2: METHODOLOGICAL APPROACHES Quantitative Analysis in Cultural Sociology: Why It Should be Done, How It Can Be Done - Dick Houtman & Peter Achterberg Qualitative Cultural Sociology - Thomas S. Eberle Multiple Correspondence Analysis - Julien Duval Hermeneutics and Cultural Sociology - Jonathan Roberge Social Network Analysis - Nick Crossley Ethnography and the Sociology of Culture - John Hughson PART 3: DISCIPLINARITY & INTERDISCIPLINARITY Sociology and Cultural Studies: A Close and Fraught Relationship - David Inglis Visual Culture Studies and Cultural Sociology: Extractive Seeing - Janet Stewart Queering Gender, Art and Culture in the Age of Media Convergence - Mary Kosut PART 4: CULTURE & SOCIETY Symbolic Boundaries - Bethany Bryson Cultural Sociology of Religion and Beliefs - Laura Edles Everyday Life: The Making of a Sociological Topic, Then Making it `Cultural Sociology' - Rachel Hurdley 'Turn Turn Turn!' Musicalizing Cultural Sociology with the `in Action' Perspective - Tia DeNora PART 5: CULTURE & POLITICS Cultural Citizenship - Nick Stevenson Dimensions of Culture in Social Movement Research - Hank Johnston Cultural Nationalism - Eric Taylor Woods Cultural Sociology of News Media - Ron Jacobs Cultural Memory - Brad West PART 6: ARTS & AESTHETICS (Cultural) Sociologies of Architecture? - Paul Jones For a Sociology of the Cinema - Tatiana Signorelli Heise & Andrew Tudor Witnessing Culture: Museums, Exhibitions and the Artistic Encounter - Nail Farkhatdinov & Sophia Krzys Acord Cultural Sociology of Fashion: On the Sartorial, Symbolic and Social - Anna-Mari Almila Popular Music and Cultural Sociology - Andy Bennett Iconicity - Dominic Bartmanski The Cultural Sociology of Markets - Fred Wherry PART 7: CULTURE & CONSUMPTION Cultural Consumption and Cultural Omnivorousness - David Wright Cultural Sociology: Brands - Sonia Bookman Cultural Sociology of Ethical Consumption - Matthias Varul