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Culture and Everyday Life : New Sociology - David Inglis

Culture and Everyday Life

New Sociology

Paperback Published: 25th August 2005
ISBN: 9780415319263
Number Of Pages: 159

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Culture is unquestionably a central topic in the contemporary social sciences. In order to understand how people think, feel, value, act and express themselves, it is necessary to examine the cultures they create, and are in turn created by. Here, David Inglis shows how the study of culture can be transformed by focusing in on how cultural forces shape, influence, structure - and occasionally disrupt - the day-to-day activities of individuals.

Reconsidering different views on 'culture' - what it is, how it operates, and how it relates to other aspects of the human (and non-human) world - this new book covers key areas such as:

  • high culture versus popular culture

  • modern and postmodern culture

  • globalization and culture

  • culture and nature.

Specific issues covered range from the everyday aspects of sportive play, artistic production and the mass media, to car culture and global cuisine, and students are introduced to some of the major thinkers on culture from Matthew Arnold to Bakhtin and Bourdieu.

Written in a concise, student-friendly manner, theoretical arguments are illustrated with examples from film, architecture and daily life, making this an informative and indispensable introduction for those wishing to understand the complexities of culture.

Series Editor's Forewordp. viii
Acknowledgementsp. xi
Introduction: culture and the everydayp. 1
Culture, 'nature' and everyday lifep. 21
Modern culture and everyday lifep. 39
'High', 'popular' and 'low' cultures in everyday lifep. 76
Globalization, culture and everyday lifep. 110
Conclusionp. 137
Bibliographyp. 144
Indexp. 154
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ISBN: 9780415319263
ISBN-10: 0415319269
Series: New Sociology
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 159
Published: 25th August 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.27 x 13.34  x 1.14
Weight (kg): 0.2
Edition Number: 1