SOC 555 - Culture and Knowledge
Winter 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Sociology (SOC)
Department: LSA Sociology
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Graduate standing.
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“Culture,” traditionally the domain of anthropology, has been brought back to the center of sociological inquiry in the last two decades. What is “culture” and what is culture after the “cultural turn”? This course offers an overview of classical and contemporary theories of culture, explores some of the most significant debates in the field, and discusses key empirical works. Instead of narrowly defining the field as one focused around cultural products — typically art, music or fashion — we will look at cultural analysis as one that pays attention to meaning and its making in social life. In the later parts of the course, we will focus on a selected array of empirical research areas, from boundaries and classifications, politics, inequalities, organizations, and economy.


SOC 555 - Culture and Knowledge
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
9Graduate Standing
M 10:00AM - 1:00PM

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