SOCY 5573 Sociology of Culture (Fall: 3 )
This course has three main foci: (1) to understand what constitutes culture and how it is constructed, (2) to examine how culture influences, or co-constitutes, social processes and structures, and (3) to examine culture as a tool for social action. We will discuss several active debates in the literature on culture: structure vs. agency, form vs. content, and coherence vs. incoherence. Culture touches many sub disciplines in sociology (race, gender, social movements, politics, nationalism, etc.). The theoretical works we will read are broadly oriented towards many areas of social like. The empirical readings emphasize inequality, race, class, gender, and work.
Instructor(s): Danielle Hedegard
Last Updated: 07-Dec-13