Cultural sociology from concern to distance

  • Copenhagen Business School
  • 2003
  • Paperback
  • 228
  • eng
  • 1
  • 9788763001120

In order to analyse the evolution of social science, Habermas applied the distinction between natural scientific and cultural scientific thinking. The author of this book focuses on the implications of this distinction and discusses its consequences for sociological thinking of culture. To what extent are the concept of culture and the theory of culture in sociology characterized by natural scientific and by cultural scientific thought, respectively? Have attempts been made to form syntheses between these two forms of thinking in sociology of culture? In her book, Zeuner gives the answers involving the question of how sociological understanding of culture has changed over time. Her analyses encompass the most important classical authors of cultural analysis in sociology - Emile Durkheim, Max Weber and Georg Simmel - and some outstanding contemporary contributors - Margaret Archer, Robert Wuthnow and Pierre Bourdieu.

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