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(Cultural) Sociologies of Architecture?

(Cultural) Sociologies of Architecture?
Paul Jones

INTRODUCTION

In 2011 I published The Sociology of Architecture, since which time I have come to regret somewhat the book's title. In place of the definitive article – the The – I increasingly feel that an indefinite ‘A’ would have been more appropriate, or perhaps that the plural Sociologies should have featured somewhere, in place of the singular Sociology. Although this issue does not exactly keep me awake at night, it is fair to say that should I be writing this book now, the title would be different, and quite possibly less assuredly disciplinary.

This rather self-indulgent opening is intended to hint at the relatively wide scope of what can meaningfully be considered cultural sociological analyses of architecture, which ...

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