Culture and Everyday Life
By (author) David Inglis
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Culture and Everyday Life by David Inglis
Book DescriptionCulture 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415319256
(198mm x 129mm x 14mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 8-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author David Inglis
Sage Handbook of Cultural Sociology, Hardback (May 2016)
A cutting edge exploration of this vital sociological sub-discipline. 40 original chapters offering a much needed international approach to cultural sociology.
Invitation to Social Theory, Hardback (February 2012)
* Wide-ranging introduction to social theory that carefully avoids simplification of ideas whilst presenting theories in an accessible language for students. * Inspired by the authors own teaching and dissatisfaction with current books on the market to provide accessible yet sophisticated guides to social theory.
Globalization of Food, Hardback (December 2009)
A guide to various issues involving globalization and the production, distribution and consumption of food. It demonstrates the central role of food in many of the crucial and most controversial social and political issues of the 21st century. It investigates the multiple ways in which globalization and food are interrelated.
Sociology of Art, Paperback (October 2005)» View all books by David Inglis
This volume examines how artistic processes are shaped by their social settings and the impact that social and cultural contexts have on the way in which artistic products are greeted by audiences.
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Author Biography - David Inglis
Department of Sociology, University of Aberdeen
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