Culture and Economy after the Cultural Turn
Publication Year: 1999
Traditionally social science treated culture as a peripheral issue, but the last twenty years have witnessed a cultural turn throughout the social sciences. Culture is now at the core of debate. Culture and Economy After the Cultural Turn examines the impact of the cultural turn for the social sciences in relation to the decline of interest in economic aspects of society. It presents a number of responses to the changing relationship between culture and economy, and to the way in which the cultural turn has sought to understand it.
- Front Matter
- Subject Index
- Chapter 1: Social Justice in the Age of Identity Politics: Redistribution, Recognition, and Participation
- Chapter 2: Valuing Culture and Economy
- Chapter 3: Economy, Equality and Recognition
- Chapter 4: Market Boundaries and the Commodification of Culture
- Chapter 5: Reconciling Culture and Economy: Ways Forward in the Analysis of Ethnicity and Gender
- Chapter 6: Capitalism's Cultural Turn
- Chapter 7: Changing the People: Social Engineering in the Contemporary Workplace
- Chapter 8: Social Differentiation, Transgression and the Politics of Irony
- Chapter 9: Performing Politics: The Dramatics of Environmental Protest
- Chapter 10: The Culture Did it: Comments on the 1997 British General Election
- Chapter 11: New Labour: Culture and Economy
Introduction and editorial arrangement © Larry Ray and
Andrew Sayer 1999
Chapter 1 © Nancy Fraser 1999
Chapter 2 © Andrew Sayer 1999
Chapter 3 © John O'Neill 1999
Chapter 4 © Russell Keat 1999
Chapter 5 © Harriet Bradley and Steve Fenton 1999
Chapter 6 © Nigel Thrift 1999
Chapter 7 © Paul Thompson and Patricia Findlay 1999
Chapter 8 © Larry Ray 1999
Chapter 9 © Bronislaw Szerszynski 1999
Chapter 10 © Mary Evans 1999
Chapter 11 © Stephen Driver and Luke Martell 1999
First published 1999
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Notes on Contributors[Page vii]
Harriet Bradley is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sociology, University of Bristol. Her research interests include gender, especially women's employment, social inequalities, trade unions and industrial relations. She is the author of Gender and Power in the Workplace (1998), Fractured Identities (1996) and Men's Work, Women's Work (1989).
Stephen Driver is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Social Policy at the Roehampton Institute, London, where he teaches government and politics. He is co-author with Luke Martell of New Labour: Politics after Thatcherism (1998). He has previously done research on the cultural industries and is currently working on the new media in Britain.
Mary Evans is a Professor in the Department of Sociology, University of Kent at Canterbury. Her books include Missing Persons (1999), Introducing Contemporary Feminist Thought (1997), Simone de Beauvoir: A Feminist Mandarin (1985) and The Battle for Britain: Citizenship and Ideology in the Second World War (1993), with David Morgan.
Steve Fenton is Head of Department of Sociology, Bristol University. He has written widely on ethnicity and is presently working on an ESRC project connecting health, ethnicity and socio-economic position; and, with Tariq Modood, on a study of ethnicity and staffs of higher education institutions.
Patricia Findlay is Senior Lecturer in Organisation Studies, Department of Business Studies, University of Edinburgh. Current research includes the area of organization theory generally, and specifically performance appraisal and employee response to organizational change.
Nancy Fraser is Henry A. and Louise Loeb Professor of Political Science and Philosophy in the New School of Social Research in New York. She has published widely on feminism and social and political theory. She is the author of Unruly Practices (1989) and Justice Interruptus (1997), a co-author of Feminist Contentions: A Philosophical Exchange (1995) with [Page viii]Seyla Benhabib, Judith Butler and Drusilla Cornell, Adding Insult to Injury: Social Justice and the Politics of Recognition and Redistribution or Regnition? A Philosophical Exchange (2000) with Axel Honneth.
Russell Keat is Professor of Political Theory in the Department of Politics, University of Edinburgh. He co-edited Enterprise Culture (1992) with Nicholas Abercrombie, and The Authority of the Consumer (1994) with Nigel Whiteley and Nicholas Abercrombie. A collection of his essays on market boundaries and cultural goods is shortly to be published.
Luke Martell is Senior Lecturer in Sociology, University of Sussex. His interests lie in political sociology in relation to social democracy, socialism and the green movement. He is the author of Ecology and Society (1994) and co-author with Stephen Driver of New Labour: Politics after Thatcherism (1998).
John O'Neill is a Professor in the Department of Philosophy, Lancaster University. He works on political philosophy and theory, with special interest in environmental philosopy. He is author of Worlds without Content (1991), Ecology, Policy and Politics (1994) and The Market: Ethics, Knowledge and Politics (1998).
Larry Ray is a Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Kent at Canterbury. His recent publications include Theorizing Classical Sociology (1999), Social Theory and the Crisis of State Socialism (1996) and Rethinking Critical Theory (1993).
Andrew Sayer is Professor of Social Theory and Political Economy in the Department of Sociology, Lancaster University. He is author of Method in Social Science (1992), The New Social Economy (1992) with RA. Walker, and Radical Political Economy: A Critique (1995) and Realism and Social Science (in press).
Bronislaw Szerszynski is Lecturer in Environment and Culture at the Centre for the Study of Environmental Change, Lancaster University. His research interests include risk and modernity, religious and philosophical aspects of environmentalism, social movements, lifestyles and the media. He is co-author with Scott Lash and Brian Wynne of Risk, Environment and Modernity (1996).
Paul Thompson is Professor of Organizational Analysis in the Department of Human Resource Management, University of Strathclyde. His research and publishing interests focus on organization theory, the labour process and workplace innovation. Recently published work includes Workplaces of the Future (1999), co-edited with Chris Warhurst and Organisational Misbehaviour (1999) with Stephen Ackroyd.
[Page ix]Nigel Thrift is a Professor and Head of the School of Geographical Sciences at the University of Bristol His chief interests are social and cultural theory, new forms of capitalism, and the historical geography of time. Recent books include Spatial Formations (1995), Mapping the Subject (1995) co-edited with Steve Pile, Money/Space (1994) with Andrew Leyshon, and Shopping, Place and Identity (1998) with Daniel Miller, Peter Jackson, Beverley Holbrook and Mike Rowlands.
We would like to thank Lancaster University's Political Economy Group and the Institute for Cultural Research (formerly the Centre for the Study of Cultural Values), particularly Paul Heelas, for supporting this project and we also thank all the contributors to this volume.