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Cultural Analysis: The Work of Peter L. Berger, Mary Douglas, Michel Foucault, and Jnrgen Habermas

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Edition:
1st
ISBN13:

9780415521598

ISBN10:
0415521599
Format:
Nonspecific Binding
Pub. Date:
2/21/2012
Publisher(s):
Routledge

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This is the 1st edition with a publication date of 2/21/2012.
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  • The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any CDs, lab manuals, study guides, etc.

Summary

First published in 1984, Cultural Analysisis a systematic examination of the theories of culture contained in the writings of four contemporary social theorists: Peter L. Berger, Mary Douglas, Michel Foucault, and Jürgen Habermas. This study of their work clarifies their contributions to the analysis of culture and shows the converging assumptions that the authors believe are laying the foundation for a new approach to the study of culture. The focus is specifically on culture, a concept that remains subject to ambiguities of treatment, and concentrates on questions concerning the definition and content of culture, its construction, its relations with social conditions, and the manner in which it may be changing. The books demonstrates how these writers have made strides towards defining culture as an objective element of social interaction which can be subjected to critical investigation.


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