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Raymond Williams’s Sociology of Culture

A Critical Reconstruction

Authors: Jones, P.

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This detailed study of Williams unlocks his late sociology of culture. It covers previously overlooked aspects, such as his critique of Birmingham cultural studies, his use of an Adorno-like approach to 'cultural production', his 'social formalist' alternative to structuralism and post-structuralism and his approach to 'the media'.

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PAUL JONES is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of New South Wales, Australia.

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'A critical, meticulous and coherent account of Raymond Williams's principal ideas and intellectual development, Paul Jones provides a scholarly overview of Williams's immanent emancipatory theory. In charting the growth of Williams's sociology of culture, this volume explores the complex and conflictual relations between sociology, cultural studies and literary theory. The Raymond Williams book for which we have all been waiting.' - Bryan Turner, University of Cambridge, UK

'One of the most important examinations of Williams's work to date. Skilful summary exposition and explanation of Williams's positions(s) are valuably supplemented by a depth of theoretical knowledge that seeks throughout to place Williams's work in a broader context. Exploring as it does interactions and borrowings between sociology, semiology, literary history, Marxist theories, Frankfurt School critical theory and (post)structuralism(s), the book would make a fine contribution to graduate-level courses that address the emergence and complexities of critical-cultural analysis throughout the past 50 years or more.' - James Hamilton, University of Georgia, USA, in Media, Culture and Society


Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Settling Accounts with ‘Culture’

    Jones, Paul

    Pages 1-36

  • Cultural Materialism versus ‘Received Marxist Theory’

    Jones, Paul

    Pages 37-60

  • From Criticism to Critique

    Jones, Paul

    Pages 61-91

  • Social Formalism

    Jones, Paul

    Pages 92-126

  • Towards a Sociology of Culture

    Jones, Paul

    Pages 127-141

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Raymond Williams’s Sociology of Culture
Book Subtitle
A Critical Reconstruction
Authors
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Paul Jones
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-59689-4
DOI
10.1057/9780230596894
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-333-66662-3
Softcover ISBN
978-0-230-00670-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 247
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