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Cultural Theory

An Introduction

Wiley, J,
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This second edition of Cultural Theory provides a conciseintroduction to cultural theory, placing major figures, traditionalconcepts, and contemporary themes within a sharp conceptualframework.
* Provides a student-friendly introduction to what can often be acomplex field of study
* Updates the first edition in response to reader feedback and tothe changing nature of the field
* Includes additional coverage of theorists from the classicalperiod to include Nietzsche and DuBois
* Introduces entirely new chapters on race and gender theory, andthe body
* Considers themes that have become more important in theoreticalactivity in recent years such as computers and virtual reality,cosmopolitanism, and performance theory
* Draws on theories and theorists from continental Europe as wellas the English-speaking world

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Titel: Cultural Theory
Autoren/Herausgeber: Philip Smith, Alexander Riley
Ausgabe: 2. Auflage

ISBN/EAN: 9781444358902

Seitenzahl: 320
Produktform: E-Book
Sprache: Englisch

Philip Smith is Associate Professor of Sociology at YaleUniversity and Deputy Director of the Yale Center for CulturalSociology. His books include Cultural Theory: AnIntroduction (Blackwell, 2001), Why War? The Cultural Logicof Iraq, the Gulf War and Suez (2005), The CambridgeCompanion to Durkheim (with Jeffrey C. Alexander) (2005), andPunishment and Culture (2008).
Alexander Riley is Associate Professor of Sociology atBucknell University. He is the author of Godless Intellectuals?:How Durkheimian Sociology and Poststructuralism Reinvented theIntellectual Pursuit of the Sacred (2008).

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