The SAGE Handbook of Cultural Analysis

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Tony Bennett, John Frow
SAGE, Mar 26, 2008 - Social Science - 744 pages
"A genuine one-stop reference point for the many, many differing strands of cultural analysis. This isn't just one contender among many for the title of 'best multidisciplinary overview'; this is a true heavyweight."
- Matt Hills, Cardiff University

"An achievement and a delight - both compelling and useful."
- Beverley Skeggs, Goldsmiths, University of London

With the 'cultural turn', the concept of culture has assumed enormous importance in our understanding of the interrelations between social, political and economic structures, patterns of everyday interaction, and systems of meaning-making.

In The SAGE Handbook of Cultural Analysis, the leading figures in their fields explore the implications of this paradigm shift. Part I looks at the major disciplines of knowledge in the humanities and social sciences, asking how they have been reshaped by the cultural turn and how they have elaborated distinctive new objects of knowledge. Parts II and III examine the questions arising from a practice of analysis in which the researcher is drawn reflexively into the object of study and in which methodological frameworks are rarely given in advance.

Addressed to academics and advanced students in all fields of the social sciences and humanities, The SAGE Handbook of Cultural Analysis is at once a synthesis of advances in the field, with a comprehensive coverage of the scholarly literature, and a collection of original and provocative essays by some of the brightest intellectuals of our time.

 

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Contents

Vocabularies of Culture
1
PART I Frameworks of Analysis
17
1 Anthropology and Culture
25
An Account
46
3 Psychology and Cultural Analysis
66
4 Sociology and Culture
86
5 Cultural History
107
6 Literary Studies
126
18 Colonialism and Culture
382
The Politics of Vulnerability and Survival
406
20 Cultural Property
427
21 Culture and Economy
447
22 Culture Class and Classification
467
23 Analysing Multiculturalism Today
488
24 Culture and Identity
510
25 Culture Sex and Sexualities
530

7 Culture and Music
145
8 Visual Analysis
163
9 Film Studies
185
10 Broadcasting
206
11 Cultural Studies
227
Theoretical Perspectives
249
13 Material Culture
271
Science Studies and Technoscience
291
PART II Current Issues
311
15 Culture and Nation
317
16 Culture and Modernities
338
17 Globalization and Cultural FlowsNetworks
359
26 Cultural and Creative Industries
552
27 Cultural Technologies
570
28 Cyberculture and New Media
587
PART III Research Theory and Practice
609
29 Ethnography
613
30 Visual Anthropology
632
Cultural Analysis and the Use of Data
654
32 Discourse Analysis
674
33 Cultural Activism
697
Index
717
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Tony Bennett lives in New York City. A book of his paintings, "Tony Bennett: What My Heart Has Seen, " was published in 1996.

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