Understanding Culture

Cultural Studies, Order, Ordering

by Kendall, Gavin; Wickham, Gary M;

Description
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. The book reviews the state of the discipline of cultural studies and suggests a new theoretical and methodological orientation drawing on the work of: Foucault; 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; and pre
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Bibliographic Information
  • Pub date: March 2001
  • English
  • 9781412932622 / 0761965157
  • United Kingdom
  • Primary Price: 22.99 GBP
  • Pages: 192
  • SAGE Publications / SAGE Publications Ltd
  • Readership: College - higher education
  • Publish State: Published
  • Responsibility: Gavin Kendall and Gary Wickham.
  • Page size: 24
  • Reference Code: BDZ0001815898