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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. Because culture relates to almost anything that is sociologically relevant, we stress that cultural sociology is not bound to culture in terms of a thematic focus, but instead we advocate that culture should be used as a tool-box for exploring the connnections between everyday life and practices of communication, signification and valuation.

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.