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RN07 - Sociology of Culture

RN07 brings together an exciting mixture of a wide range of different approaches to sociological analyses of cultural practices, from almost all traditions of European Sociology


The purpose of the Research Network on the Sociology of Culture is to encourage development of this perspective through the organized interchange of ideas and research. It will do so through meetings, conferences, publications, and other means considered appropriate by the Board of the Research Network. The term Culture shall be interpreted in its broadest sense to include cultural practices and products, ideas, and symbolic meanings, as these relate to action, social behavior and organization.

Coordinator: Trever Hagen, University of Exeter, UK,

Co-coordinator: Joost van Loon, Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Germany,

The Board 2015-2017:

Senior members of the board:

  • Hubert Knoblauch, Technical University Berlin, Germany
  • Tia DeNora, University of Exeter, UK
  • Pertti Alasuutari, University of Tampere, Finland
  • Thomas Eberle, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
  • Anna Lisa Tota, University of Roma III, Italy
  • Rudi Laermans, KU Leuven, Belgium
  • Motti Regev, The Open University of Israel

Board members:

  • Mark Jacobs (former coordinator), George Mason University, USA
  • Carmen Leccardi, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
  • David Inglis, University of Exeter, UK
  • Michaela Pfadenhauer, University of Vienna, Austria
  • Predrag Cveticanin, Faculty of Tourism and Sport TIMS, Serbia
  • Anna-Mari Almila, University of the Arts London, UK
  • Dagmara Beitnere-Le Galla, University of Latvia
  • Siobhan Kattago, University of Tartu, Estonia