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- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 45.95
This timely and lively book teems with new insights and speculations about how culture is reproduced. Drawing on a wide range of perspectives, it will be recognized as a key text in the sociology of culture and cultural studies. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 225.00
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$ 50.95
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$ 43.95
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...
- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 51.95
In this book Chris Jenks looks at what the ways in which we construct our image of childhood can tell us about ourselves. After a general discussion of the social construction of childhood, the book is structured around three examples of the way the image of the child is played out in society: the history of childhood from medieval times through... more...
- SAGE Publications 2004; US$ 48.00
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$ 105.00
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...