Understanding culture : cultural studies, order, ordering /

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Author / Creator:Kendall, Gavin.
Imprint:London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE, 2001.
Description:179 p. ; 24 cm.
Subject:Culture -- Philosophy.
Culture -- Study and teaching.
Culture -- Philosophy.
Culture -- Study and teaching.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/4441559
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Other authors / contributors:Wickham, Gary, 1951-
0761965157 (pbk)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary:Understanding Culture offers an accessible and comprehensive overview of the field of cultural studies whilst also proposing a different way of 'doing' cultural studies. It focuses on the ways in which cultural objects and practices serve as both a means of ordering people's lives and as markers of that ordering. Understanding Culture: · Reviews the state of the discipline of cultural studies and suggests a new theoretical and methodological orientation drawing on the work of: Foucau< scepticism, Wittgenstein; Harvey Sacks and John Law. · Uses insights from a variety of sources to examine the complex ways in which meanings are manufactured as lives are ordered in particular social settings: personal life; education; health; the city and law. · Presents case studies that illustrate what the new cultural studies looks like, covering: colonialism; everyday life and identity; and technology. Understanding Culture will be invaluable reading for students and scholars of cultural studies and sociology.
Physical Description:179 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
0761965157 (pbk)