Society and Culture
Scarcity and Solidarity
- Bryan S Turner - City University of New York, USA
- Chris Rojek - City, University of London, UK, City University London, UK
Cultural Theory | Social Theory
Sociologists have objected to the rise of cultural studies on the grounds that it produces cultural relativism and lacks a stable research agenda. This book looks at these criticisms and illustrates the relevance of a sociological perspective in the analysis of human practice. The book argues that the classical tradition must be treated as a living tradition, rather than a period piece. It analyzes the fundamental principles of belonging and conflict in society and provides a detailed critical survey of the principal social theories that offer solutions to the challenges of modernism.