Sociology | Advanced Topics
S660 | 21063 | Armstrong

Topic:  Sociology of Culture

The sociology of culture is one of the most vibrant and amorphous
subfields in the discipline.  On the one hand, cultural sociology
refers to the study arenas that are specifically recognized as
cultural, such as art, literature, music, mass media, and popular
culture.  On the other hand, cultural sociology endeavors to
understand the role culture plays in all arenas of society.  Thus,
cultural analysis plays an important role in a variety of other
sociological subfields, including social inequality, economic
sociology, political sociology, social movements, organizational
analysis, and the sociology of gender and sexuality.  The goal of this
seminar is to present an introduction to the core themes and questions
in this area of study.