A Translation of John Hughson and David Inglis's "Confronting Culture: Sociological Vistas" (Tarjuman)

30 May, 2013

Lama Nusair's Arabic translation of John Hughson and David Inglis's Confronting Culture: Sociological Vistas (390 pp.) is the second title in the Tarjuman series, supervised by the ACRPS' Book Translation Unit; it is the first Arabic translation, and presents Arabic readers with an introduction to cultural sociology. It also provides an in-depth study of the various schools of thought and movements that contributed to the methodological and conceptual framing of cultural sociology.

Confronting Culture: Sociological Vistas provides a discussion of some of the most important hypotheses put forward in sociology in terms of culture, with contributions from prominent classical sociologists, including Jorgen Habermas, Herbert Marcuse, Theodore Adorno, Max Horkheimer, Walter Benjamin, and Eric Fromm.

The book's primary concern is that while branches of sociology address questions related to culture, no single discipline of a "sociology of culture" exists in the way that there is a "structural sociology" or "social phenomenology". This book is an attempt to understand culture through sociology.


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