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- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 45.95
The idea of cultural reproduction was first developed by Bourdieu (1973) who sees the function of the education system as being to reproduce the culture of the dominant classes, thus helping to ensure their continued dominance. Through his concepts of cultural capital' and habitus' Bourdieu's influence spread into other areas of socialization and high... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 49.95
In Visual Culture the 'visual' character of contemporary culture is explored in original and lively essays. The contributors look at advertising, film, painting and fine art, journalism, photography, television and propaganda. They argue that there is only a social, not a formal relation between vision and truth. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 52.95
Transgression is truly a key idea for our time. Society is created by constraint and boundaries, but as our culture is increasingly subject to uncertainty and flux we find it more and more difficult to determine where those boundaries lie. In this fast moving study, Chris Jenks ranges widely over the history of ideas, the major theorists, and the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 51.95
Culture is a concept that has remained on the top of the agenda within the social sciences for two decades. It incites controversy and debate and always appears fresh. This book, updated throughout and with new sections on visual culture, urban culture and subcultures, argues that to understand the concept we need to locate it within traditions of... more...
- SAGE Publications 2004; US$ 42.00
This illuminating book, which explores the idea of subcultures, traces the concept back to the works of Tonnies and Durkheim. Jenks also analyses subcultures in American urban sociology and criminology. Finally, he evaluates the work of Stuart Hall and the Birmingham School and argues for the continuing relevance of subcultures. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95
The manner in which we variously come to an understanding of our world presents problems for us all, but the unified method by which we ought best to acquire such knowledge represents the particular problem of contemporary education. This important book seeks to explore some of the underlying practises and assumptions that go to produce and sustain... more...
- SAGE Publications 1998; US$ 54.00
In this sociology text the contributors provide an introduction to the subject without over-simplifying or `writing-down' to their audience. The book aims to furnish undergraduates with the knowledge that will help them to understand and practice sociology and also to develop a self-perpetuating sociological imagination to enable them to think through... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95
Offering a critique of the humanist paradigm in contemporary social theory, Qualitative Complexity is the first comprehensive sociological analysis of complexity theory. Drawing from sources in sociology, philosophy, complexity theory, 'fuzzy logic', systems theory, cognitive science and evolutionary biology, John Smith and Chris Jenks present a... more...