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Book review: A sociology of culture, taste and value by Simon Stewart

Sykes, Rachel (2014) Book review: A sociology of culture, taste and value by Simon Stewart. LSE Review of Books (19 Mar 2014). Website.

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"A Sociology of Culture, Taste and Value." Simon Stewart. Palgrave Macmillan. November 2013. --- This book sets out to explore sociological debates in relation to culture, taste and value. Simon Stewart argues that sociology can contribute to debates about aesthetic value and to an understanding of how people evaluate, and seeks to contribute to alternative approaches that draw attention to other values and to other ways of valuing. Rachel Sykes finds that the author’s in-depth knowledge of the overlapping principles in processes of rationalization, globalisation and cultural capital lead to a thought-provoking and insightful challenge to long held cultural assumptions that test the boundaries of our subjective leanings. Recommended for students of sociology and cultural studies.

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Divisions: LSE
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GT Manners and customs
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2014 10:11
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 07:19

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