Kultursoziologie

Course by and with Prof. Karin Knorr Cetina

Literature

Geertz, Clifford. 1973. The Interpretation of Cultures. Selected Essays. New York: Basic Books. Ch. 15: Deep Play: Notes on the Balinese Cockfight, Pp. 412-453 Ch. 1: Thick Description: Toward an Interpretative Theory of Culture, Pp. 3-30

Geertz, Clifford. 1984. „From the Native ́s Point of View.“ Pp. 123-136 in Culture theory: essays on mind, self, and emotion, edited by R. A. Shweder and R. A. LeVine. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press.

Kalberg, Stephen. 1987. „West German and American Interaction Forms: One Level of Structured Misunderstanding.” Theory, Culture and Society 4: 603-618.

Wolff, Stephan. 1992. „Die Anatomie der Dichten Beschreibung. Clifford Geertz als Autor.“ Pp. 339-361 in Zwischen den Kulturen? die Sozialwissenschaften vor dem Problem des Kulturvergleichs, edited by J. Matthes. Göttingen: Schwartz.

Swidler, Ann. 1986. „Culture in Action: Symbols and Strategies.“ American Sociological Review 51: 273-86.

Griswold, Wendy. 1998. „The Devil, Social Change, and Jacobean Theatre.“ Pp. 126-140 in The New American Cultural Sociology, edited by P. Smith. Cambridge UK: Cambridge University Press.

Smith, Philip. 2005. Why war? The Cultural Logic of Iraq, the Gulf War, and Suez. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Ch. 1: Theorizing the Role of Culture and Civic Discourse, Pp. 1-34

Wagner-Pacifici, Robin Erica and Barry Schwartz. 1998. „The Ambiguous and Contested Meanings of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.“ Pp. 151-166 in The New American Cultural Sociology, edited by P. Smith. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Wagner-Pacifici, Robin Erica. 1986. The Moro Morality Play: Terrorism as Social Drama. Chicago: University of Chicago Press Ch. 1: Introduction, Pp. 1-21 Ch. 8: Conclusion, Pp. 272-294 (Ritual)

Collins, Randall. 2008. Violence. A Micro-Sociological Theory. Princeton: Princeton University Press. Ch. 3: Forward Panic, Pp.83-133

Goffman, Erving. 1959. The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday.

Baudrillard, Jean. 2000 (1996). „The Ideological Genesis of Needs.“ Pp. 57-80 in The Consumer Society Reader, edited by J. Schor and D. B. Holt. New York: The New Press.

Mauss, Marcel. 1954 (1925). The Gift: Forms and Functions of Exchange in Archaic Societies. London: Cohen &West Ch. 1: Gifts and the Obligation to Return Gifts, Pp. 6-16. Ch. 2: Distribution of the System: Generosity, Honour and Money, Pp. 17-45

Goldman, Robert and Stephen Papson. 2000 (1996). „Advertising in the Age of Accelerated Meaning.“ Pp. 82-98 in The Consumer Society Reader, edited by J. Shor and D. Holt. New York: The New Press. (commodity signs and sign competition).

Fraser, Davic. 2000. „Inventing Oasis. Luxury Housing Advertisements and Reconfiguring Domestic Space in Shanghai.“ Pp. 25-53 in The Consumer Revolution in Urban China, edited by D. S. Davis. Berkeley: The University of California Press.

Polonsky, Dimitri, 2007. Micropolis: Consumption of the City. Mimeo: University of Chicago

Bataille, Georges. 2003. „Sacrifices and Wars of the Aztecs.“ Pp. 229-232 in The Consumption Reader, edited by D. Clarke, M. Doel, and K. Housiaux. London and New York: Routledge.

Campbell, Colin. 1987. The Romantic Ethic and the Spirit of Modern Consumerism. Oxford: Blackwell. Ch. 5: Modern Autonomous Imaginative Hedonism, Pp. 77-95 Ch. 9: The Romantic Ethic, Pp. 173-201.

Appadurai, Arjun. 1996. Modernity at Large: Cultural Dimensions of Globalization. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. Ch. 1: Here and Now. Pp. 1-23

Anderson, Benedikt. 1985 (1983). Imagined Communities. Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism. London: Verso. Introduction, Pp. 11-16 Ch. 2: Cultural Roots, Pp. 17-40

Weber, Max. 1996. The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism. Los Angeles, Calif.: Roxbury Pub. Co. Ch. 1-3: Pp. 35-92.

Taylor, Charles. 2004. Modern Social Imaginaries. Durham: Duke University Press. Ch. 2: What is a Social Imaginary?, Pp. 23-30 Ch. 5: The Economy as Objectified Reality, Pp. 69-82

Ritzer, George. 1999. Enchanting a Disenchanted World: Revolutionizing the Means of Consumption. ThousandOaks, Calif.: Pine Forge Press. Ch. 1: A Tour of the New Means of Consumption, Pp. 1-26. Ch. 2: The Revolution in Consumption and the Larger Society, Pp. 27-52. Ch. 3: Social Theory and the New Means of Consumption, Pp. 53-76. (L)** Ch. 4: Rationalization, Enchantment and Disenchantment, Pp. 77-104. Ch. 5: Reenchantment: Creating spectacle through extravaganzas and simulations, Pp. 104-130. Ch. 6: Reenchantment: Creating spectacle through implosion, time and space, Pp. 131-170.

Creighton, Millie. 2001. „Something More. Japanese Department Stores ́ Marketing of ‘A Meaningful Human Life’.“ Pp. 259-282 in Consumption. Critical Concepts in the Social Sciences, vol. 2, edited by D. Miller. London and New York: Routledge.

Benjamin, Walter. 1973. „Unpacking my Library. A Talk about Book Collecting” Pp. 59-67 in Illuminations Walter Benjamin.

Urry, John. 1990. „The ‘Consumption’ of Tourism. “ Sociology 24:23-35.

Urry, John. 2002 (1990). The Tourist Gaze. London; Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage Publications. Ch. 1: The Tourist Gaze, Pp. 1-15 Ch. 8: Globalising the Gaze, Pp. 141-161

Foucault, Michel. 1977. Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison. New York: Pantheon Books. Ch. 1: The Body of the Condemned. Ch. 3.1: Docile Bodies

Bentham, Jeremy. 1962. “Panopticon; or, the Inspection-House.” Pp. 39-68 in The Works of Jeremy Bentham. New York: Russell & Russell.

Scott, James C. 1998. Seeing like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition have Failed. New Haven: Yale University Press. Ch. 1: Nature and Space, Pp. 11-52 Ch. 9: Thin Simplifications and Practical Knowledge, Pp. 309-341 Ch. 10: Conclusion, 342-358

Mitchel Greg, 2007, “Ariau and the Reenchantment of the Amazon.” Mimeo: University of Chicago

Bourdieu, Pierre. 1984. Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgment of Taste Cambridge Mass: HarvardUniversity Press. Ch. 1: The Aristocracy of Culture Pp. 11-96 Ch. 3: The Habitus and the Space of Life Styles pp. 169-225.

Veblen, Thorsten. 2000 (1899). „Conspicuous Consumption.“ Pp. 187-204 in The Consumer Society Reader, edited by J. Shor and D. B. Holt. New York: The New Press.

McKendrick, Neil. 1982. “The commercialization of fashion.” Pp. 34-99 in The Birth of a Consumer Society. The Commercialization of 18th Century England, edited by N. McKendrick, J. Brewer, and J. H. Plumb. London and New York: Routledge.

Gladwell, Malcolm. 2000. „The Coolhunt.“ Pp. 360-74 in The Consumer Society Reader, edited by J. Shor and D. B. Holt. New York: The New Press.

Boegenhold, Dieter. 2001. „Social Inequality and the Sociology of Life Style: Material and Cultural Aspects of Social Stratification. (Focus on Economic Sociology).“ American Journal of Economics and Sociology: 829-847.

Hebdige, Dick. 2000. „Object as Image: The Italian Scooter Cycle.“ Pp. 117-54 in The Consumer Society Reader, edited by J. B. Schor and D. B. Holt. New York: The New Press.

Knorr Cetina, Karin. 2005. „Culture in Global Knowledge Societies: Knowledge Cultures and Epistemic Cultures.“ Pp. 65-79 in The Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Culture, edited by M. D. Jacobs and N. W. Hanrahan. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing.

Knorr Cetina, Karin 1999. Epistemic Cultures : How the Sciences Make Knowledge. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press. Ch. 3: Particle Physics and Negative Knowledge, pp. 46-78

Florida, Richard L. 2002. “The Transformation of Everyday Life.” Pp. 1-21 in The Rise of the Creative Class: and how it’s tranforming work, leisure, community and everyday life. New York: Basic Books.

Rabinow, Paul. 1996. „Artificiality and Enlightenment: From Sociobiology to Biosociality.“ Pp. 91-111 in Essays on the Anthropology of Reason. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

Knorr Cetina, Karin. 1997. „Sociality with Objects. Social Relations in Postsocial Knowledge Societies.“ Theory, Culture & Society 14:1-30.

Fortun, Mike. 2005. „For an Ethics of Promising, or: A Few Kind Words About James Watson.“ New Genetics and Society 24:157-173.

Fukuyama, Francis. 2002. Our Posthuman Future: Consequences of the Biotechnology Revolution. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Ch. 4: The Prolongation of Life, Pp. 57-71 Ch. 6: Why we Should Worry, Pp. 84-104

Keller, Evelyn Fox. 2000. The century of the gene. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Collins, Randall. 2004. Interaction Ritual Chains. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press. Ch. 1: The Program of Interaction Ritual Theory, Pp. 3-46 Ch. 2: The Mutual Focus/ Emotional Entrainment Model, Pp. 47-101

Handelman, Don and Galina Lindquist. 2005. Ritual in its Own Right: exploring the Dynamics of Transformation. New York: Berghahn Books.

Handelman, Don. 1998 (1990). Models and Mirrors: Towards an Anthropology of Public Events. New York: Berghahn Books.

Literature Overview and Classics

Alexander, Jeffrey. 2003. The meanings of social life a cultural sociology. New York: Oxford University Press. Anderson, Benedict. 1983. Imagined Communities. Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism. London: Verso. Introduction, Pp. 11-16.

Aporto, Caludio and Eric Higgs. 2005. „Satellite Culture. Global Positioning Systems, Inuit Wayfinding and the Need for a New Account of Technology.“ Current Anthropology 46:729-753.

Appadurai, Arjun. 1996. „Here and Now.“ Pp. 1-23 in Modernity at Large, edited by A. Appadurai. Minneapolis and London: University of Minnesota Press.

Bhabha, Homi (Ed.). 1990. Nation and Narration. London: Routledge. Introduction: Narrating the Nation, Pp.1-7 Ch.16 : DissemiNation: time, narrative, and the margins of the modern nation, Pp. 291-322

Bourdieu, Pierre 1984. Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgment of Taste Cambridge MA: Harvard University Press. Ch. 1: The Aristocracy of Culture Pp. 11-96 Ch. 3: The Habitus and the Space of Life Styles Pp. 169-225. (particularly Pp. 11-18, 53-60, 63-72, 76-83, 85-92, 169-200).

Campbell, Colin, 2003. Traditional and Modern Hedonism. In: Clarke, David E., Marcus A. Doel and Kate M.L. Housiaux, The Consumption Reader. London and New York: Routledge, pp.48-53. (Excerpt from Campbell, Colin, 1987, The Romantic Ethic and the Spirit of Modern Consumerism, Pp. 69-76,242-43)

Collins, Randall. 2004. Interaction Ritual Chains. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

Durkheim, Émile. 1968. The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life. New York: Free Press.

Durkheim, Émile. 1981. Die elementaren Formen des religiösen Lebens. Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp.

Florida, Richard. 2002. The Rise of the Creative Class. And How It ́s Transforming Work, Leisure, Community and Everyday Life. New York: Basic Books.

Franklin, Sarah, Celia Lury, and Jackie Stacey. 2000. Global Nature, Global Culture. London: SAGE. Geertz, Clifford. 1973. The Interpretation of Cultures. Selected essays. New York: Basic Books.

Geertz, Clifford. 1987. Dichte Beschreibung. Beiträge zum Verstehen kultureller Systeme. Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp.

Gehlen, Arnold. 1996 (1961). “Über kulturelle Kristallisation.” Pp. 222-242 in Kulturphilosophie, edited by R. Konersmann. Leipzig: Reclam.

Gerhards, Jürgen. 2003. Die Moderne und ihre Vornamen. Eine Einladung in die Kultursoziologie. Opladen: Westdeutscher Verlag. Handelman, Don. 1990 (1998). Models and Mirrors: Towards an Anthropology of Public Events. New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books.

Handelman, Don and Galina Lindquist. 2004. Ritual in its Own Right. New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books. Jacobs, Mark D., and Nancy Weiss Hanrahan. 2005. The Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Culture. Oxford u.a.: Blackwell.

Jacobs, Ronald. 1996. „Civil Society and Crisis.“ American Journal of Sociology 101:1238-1272.

Lamont, Micháele and Laurent Thâevenot. 2000. Rethinking Comparative Cultural Sociology : Repertoires of Evaluation in France and the United States. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press.

Lechner, Frank and John Boli. 2005. World Culture: Origins and Consequences. Malden, MA, USA: Blackwell Pub.

Luhmann, Niklas. 1995 Kultur als historischer Begriff, in: ders., Gesellschaftsstruktur und Semantik. Studien zur Wissenssoziologie der modernen Gesellschaft, Bd. 4, Frankfurt am Main, Pp. 31-54

Matthes, Joachim. 1992. Zwischen den Kulturen? Die Sozialwissenschaften vor dem Problem des Kulturvergleichs. Göttingen: Schwartz.

Schulze, Gerhard. 2005. Die Erlebnisgesellschaft Kultursoziologie der Gegenwart. Frankfurt a.M.: Campus. Scott, James C., Seeing Like a State. How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed, New Haven und London 1998. (state reading populations, Metis) Introduction, Pp. 1-8 Ch. 9: Thin Simplifications and Practical Knowledge: Metis, Pp. 309-341 Ch. 10: Conclusion, Pp. 342-357

Smith, Philip. 1998. The New American Cultural Sociology. Cambridge u.a.: Cambridge Univ. Press.

Smith, Philip. 2001. Cultural Theory. An Introduction. Malden, Mass. u.a.: Blackwell.

Smith, Philip. 2005. Why war? The Cultural Logic of Iraq, the Gulf War, and Suez. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Ch. 1: Theorizing the Role of Culture and Civic Discourse, Pp. 1-34

Spillman, Lyn. 2002. Cultural Sociology. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishers.

Swidler, Ann. 1986. „Culture in Action: Symbols and Strategies.“ American Sociological Review 51:273-286.

Taylor, Charles, 2004 Modern Social Imaginaries. Durham and London: Duke University Press (3rd printing 2005) Ch. 2: What is a „Social Imaginary”, Pp. 23-30

Tenbruck, Friedrich and Clemens Albrecht. 1996. Perspektiven der Kultursoziologie gesammelte Aufsätze. Opladen: Westdeutscher Verlag.

Tomlinson, John. 1999. Globalization and Culture. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Turner, Victor. 1986. The Anthropology of Performance. New York: PAJ Publ. VanGennep, Arnold. 1977. The Rites of Passage. London u.a.: Routledge & Kegan Paul.

VanGennep, Arnold. 1986. Übergangsriten. Frankfurt am Main u.a.: Campus-Verlag u.a.

Wagner-Pacifici, Robin. 1986. The Moro Morality Play. Chicago: Chicago University Press.

Wimmer, Andreas. 2005. Kultur als Prozess. Zur Dynamik des Aushandelns von Bedeutung. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften. Ch. 1: Kultur als Kompromiss, Pp. 7-24.

Wolff, Stephan. 1992. „Die Anatomie der Dichten Beschreibung. Clifford Geertz als Autor.“ Pp. 339-361 in Zwischen den Kulturen? Die Sozialwissenschaften vor dem Problem des Kulturvergleichs, edited by Joachim Matthes. Göttingen: Schwartz.

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Sven M. Giersig
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My research interests include sociology, ethnography and programmable matter.

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