9780739125984

Co-opting Culture Culture and Power in Sociology and Cultural Studies

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-06-22
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
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Co-opting Culture: Culture and Power in Sociology and Cultural Studies represents a collection of new scholarship on culture from the social sciences and from work done under the rubric of _cultural studies_. Working from the idea that Sociology and Cultural Studies have developed distinct and valuable toolkits for understanding culture, the editors have brought together a collection of essays that address the ways in which the cultures around race, sex, and gender are mediated through or intersect with politics, society, and economy. Some essays deal directly with the theoretical nature of this mediation, while others adopt these theoretical approaches to investigate specific cultural objects or communities. In doing so, these essays call attention to the particularities of form that constitute a kind of cultural logic around the objects under consideration.

Author Biography

B. Garrick Harden is visiting assistant professor of sociology at Lamar University. Robert Carley is a graduate lecturer in sociology at Texas AM University.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Introductionp. xiii
Theory
Defrocking the "High Priest of Modernity:" Anthony Giddens and the Misappropriation of Trust in Radical Modernityp. 3
Power, Culture, and Hegemony: A Theoretical Exploration of Gesellschaftp. 17
The Unicorn is Dead: Postmodernism, Consumption, and the Production of the "Self"p. 43
Some Brief Notes toward a Labor-Based Theory of Culturep. 63
Gender and Sexuality
Gender Queer Productions and the Bridge of Cultural Legitimacy: "Realness" and "Identity" in Paris is Burningp. 77
Ambiguity Will Not Stand: An Exploratory Study of Transsexuality, and the Intimate Relationship between Sex, Race, Technology, Nature, and the "Nature" of Desirep. 91
Globalization
Inter(sex)tions: Gender, Culture, and Globalizationp. 107
Popular Classes and Neoliberalism: The Practices of Television Mediators in Argentinap. 127
Modernity, Development, Hegemony: Social Change and Ethnic Assimilation in the Lower Rio Grande Valleyp. 155
"Like the Wildest Creation of a Dream": Dialectics, Visualization Technologies, and Aesthetics in the Writings of Francis Younghusband, George Mallory, and the Members of the 1999 Mallory & Irvine Research Expenditionp. 169
Popular Culture
Racial Determinism and the Interlocking Economies of Power and Violence in Dungeons and Dragonsp. 207
Heebsters: Community and identity (Re)construction of Urban Jewish Hipstersp. 225
In Blog We Trust-An Antiphonp. 251
Conspicuous Charityp. 273
Indexp. 309
About the Contributorsp. 313
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