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Introduction Part I. Analytic Debates: 'Understanding the Relative Autonomy of Culture' introduction The case for culture 1. The human studies 2. Values and social systems 3. Culture and ideological hegemony 4. Signs and language Approaches to culture Functionalist 1. The normative structure of science 2. Values and democracy Semiotic 3. The world of wrestling 4. Food as symbolic code Dramaturgical 5. Out of frame activity 6. The Balinese cockfight as play Weberian 7. Puritanism and revolutionary ideology 8. French catholicism and secular grace Durkheimian: 9. Lininality and community 10. Symbolic pollution 11. Sex as symbol in Victorian purity Marxian 12. Class formation and ritual 13. Masculinity and factory labor Post-structuralist: 14. Artistic taste and cultural capital 15. Sexual discourse and power Part II. Substantive Debates: Moral Order and Crisis: Perspectives on Modern Culture The Place of Religion: Is modernity a Secular or Sacred Order? Introduction: 1. Social sources of secularization 2. The future of religion Wolfgang 3. Civil religion in America The debate over the 'End of Ideology': can secular reason create cultural order? 4. Culture industry revisited 5. From consensual order to instrumental control 6. The end of ideology in the west 7. Beyond coercion and crisis: the coming of an era of voluntary community 8. Ideology, the cultural apparatus, and the new consciousness industry Modernism or post-modernism: dissolution of reconstruction of moral order? 9. Post-modernism and the dissolution of moral order 10. The post-modern condition 11. Modernity versus postmodernity 12. Mapping the post-modern.