Table of contents for Culture and society : contemporary debates / edited by Jeffrey C. Alexander, Steven Seidman.

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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.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Culture