Beyond the Cultural Turn
New Directions in the Study of Society and Culture
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Beyond the Cultural Turn by Victoria E. Bonnell
Book DescriptionNothing has generated more controversy in the social sciences than the turn toward culture, variously known as the linguistic turn, culturalism, or postmodernism. This book examines the impact of the cultural turn on two prominent social science disciplines, history and sociology, and proposes new directions in the theory and practice of historical research. The editors provide an introduction analyzing the origins and implications of the cultural turn and its postmodernist critiques of knowledge. Essays by leading historians and historical sociologists reflect on the uses of cultural theories and show both their promise and their limitations. The afterword by Hayden White provides an assessment of the trend toward culturalism by one its most influential proponents. "Beyond the Cultural Turn" offers fresh theoretical readings of the most persistent issues created by the cultural turn and provocative empirical studies focusing on diverse social practices, the uses of narrative, and the body and self as critical junctures where culture and society intersect.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780520216792
(229mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 5-Jul-1999
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Victoria E. Bonnell
Russia in the New Century, Paperback (October 2000)
"What has happened to Russia since the collapse of communism in 1991 and where is the country going in the new century? Russia has escaped widespread social disorder or political collapse, but few obse"
Iconography of Power, Paperback (September 1999)
A sociological study of Soviet political posters that analyzes the shifts that took place in the images, messages, styles, and functions of political art from 1917 to 1953. It includes posters dating from the final decades of the old regime to the death of Stalin, located by the author in Russian, American, and English libraries and archives.
Russian Worker, Paperback (October 1983)» View all books by Victoria E. Bonnell
Presents contemporary accounts of working-class life during the final decades of the Russian Empire that recreate the world of Russian labor during this period of rapid industrialization and social change as well as explore the daily experiences, social relations, and aspirations of factory, artisanal, and sales-clerical workers.
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Author Biography - Victoria E. Bonnell
Victoria E. Bonnell is Professor of Sociology and Chair of the Center for Slavic and East European Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, author of Iconography of Power: Soviet Political Posters under Lenin and Stalin (California, 1997), and editor of The Russian Worker: Life and Labor under the Tsarist Regime (California, 1983), among other works. Lynn Hunt is Annenberg Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania, and is author of The Family Romance of the French Revolution (California, 1992), and editor of The New Cultural History (California, 1989), among other works.
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