By Bennett M. Berger
The results of 35 years of idea and examine on tradition through the most effective and such a lot literate writers in sociology, this wide-ranging evaluate of the that means and research of tradition is Bennett Berger at his top. Drawing on his unsurpassed wisdom of the scholarly literature and on his wealth of private event, Berger reports and synthesizes fresh paintings in cultural sociology from a materialist point of view. His essay culminates in a choice for an empirical learn software occupied with the relation among symbolic offerings and social destinations, instead of on interpretive bills of the meanings of texts or performances.Among his strange insights are a security of reductionism, sympathetic bills of "peer strain" and "special interests," an try and restoration a few dignity to the note "ideology," and a clean standpoint on "conspiracy theory."Scholars and scholars of tradition alike will locate right here lovely discussions and theoretical insights on ideological paintings, morality and tradition, and at the family among social constitution and cultural constitution.
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