Theory of Culture
by Richard Muench, Neil J. Smelser
Publisher: University of California Press 1992
Number of pages: 410
With the increasing focus on the concept of culture by sociologists and other social scientists, there is now a need for clarifying and developing theoretical perspectives on this issue. The contributors to this volume have answered this call, each adding new insight to the debate over culture, its definition, and its relationship with other basic categories in sociological theory.
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