Traditionally social science treated culture as a peripheral issue, but the last twenty years have witnessed a cultural turn throughout the social sciences. Culture is now at the core of debate. Culture and Economy After the Cultural Turn examines the impact of the cultural turn for the social sciences in relation to the decline of interest in economic aspects of society. It presents a number of responses to the changing relationship between culture and economy, and to the way in which the cultural turn has sought to understand it. Contributors from a wide range of disciplines present differing views oon these matters in relation to issues of political sensibilities and movements, equality and recognition, 'cultural management', class, ethnicity and gender, and cultural values.
- Introduction - Larry Ray and Andrew Sayer Social Justice in the Age of Identity Politics - Nancy Fraser Redistribution, Recognition and Participation Valuing Culture and Economy - Andrew Sayer Economy, Equality and Recognition - John O'Neill Market Boundaries and the Commodification of Culture - Russell Keat Reconciling Culture and Economy - Harriet Bradley and Steve Fenton Ways Forward in the Analysis of Gender and Ethnicity Capitalism's Cultural Turn - Nigel Thrift Changing the People - Paul Thompson and Patricia Findlay Social Engineering in the Contemporary Workplace Social Differentiation, Transgression and the Politics of Irony - Larry Ray Performing Politics - Bronislaw Szerszynski The Dramatics of Environmental Protest The Culture Did It - Mary Evans Comments on the 1997 British General Election New Labour - Stephen Driver and Luke Martell Culture and Economy