SOC 555 - Culture and Knowledge
Section: 001
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Sociology (SOC)
Department: LSA Sociology
Advisory Prerequisites:
Graduate standing.
May not be repeated for credit.
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“Culture” has taken a center stage in theoretical and empirical inquiry in sociology over the last three decades. What is “culture?” and what does it mean to do cultural sociology rather than the sociology of culture? This course offers an overview of classical and contemporary theories of culture, explores some of the most significant debates in the field, and discusses key empirical works. Instead of narrowly defining the field as one focused around cultural products like art or music, we will look at cultural analysis as one that pays attention to meaning and its making in social life. The latter part of the course will focus on two specific areas: (1) the cultural reproduction of inequality and (2) the connection between culture and knowledge, drawing on literature from SSK (the sociology of scientific knowledge) and STS (science and technology studies).

SOC 555 - Culture and Knowledge
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001 (SEM)
M 2:00PM - 5:00PM
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