The Sociology of Culture

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University of Chicago Press, Aug 15, 1995 - Social Science - 248 pages
Raymond Williams helped to establish the field of cultural sociology with Marxism and Literature and Culture and Society. Continuing the work of those studies, The Sociology of Culture offers debate on the origin and evolution of culture. It defines sociology of culture as a convergence of various fields and explores ways in which culture is socially mediated.

"A historical analysis of the social organization of culture in terms of its institutions and formations. Insisting that the term sociology of culture implies a convergence of interests and methods, Williams draws from a broad range of examples: Greek drama, Celtic bards, the Pre-Raphaelites, Bloomsbury and modern copyright laws, among others."—Library Journal

Raymond Williams (1921-87) was professor of drama at Cambridge University. His many books include Marxism and Literature, Keywords, Country and the City, and Culture and Society.
 

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Contents

Foreword
viii
Towards a Sociology of Culture
10
Institutions
34
Formations
58
Means of Production
88
Identifications
120
Forms
149
Reproduction
182
Organization
207
Bibliography
236
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