The Sociology of Culture traces the point of sociological exploration of the term culture. Culture, here, is determined by the sociologically favoured concept, that, our culture is what we are. This deduction gives sanction to the harmony between oriental and occidental philosophies with a sociological outlook. This work efforts to reach that point of unification.
This book starts primarily, interpreting the debate between the meaning and definitional aspects. Culture here is comprehended as a continuum, a stream of events or an analytical journey from Anthropology to Sociology, a flow that transports the tangible and intangible elements of human life. This is not any historical analysis, rather it is rich in exploring the basic dimensions of those specific cultural traits which are enunciated through everyday life experience. It alludes to our routine of strongly sedimented practices, beliefs and meanings. Diverse approaches of studying culture become evidently important along with the searching of elements of culture. Here a vivid and in depth endeavour has been taken to inquire both the dimensions.
The particular analytical variables, that culture considers sociologically, have been interpreted. This book delineates the cultural expression of the space of shared information in post-truth reality and tries to establish the relationship among culture, politics, ideology and identity. It elaborately considers the current from familiar existence to global cultural knowledge, the economic, technological, lingual, ethnic, gendered and local-global dimensions.
Primarily concerned with culture, a special importance has also been given to the Marxist perspective of cultural praxis. Postmodern aspects are also incorporated here and to do that this effort tries to analyze the issues of culture and education. The work is also enriched with the empirical interpretation of trending affairs such as visual culture and its sociological dimensions with social assertion related to commodification of culture in respect of global social change and policy making perspectives of the present COVID-19 pandemic scenario. The connection among tolerance, intolerance, democracy, altruistic value and humanity is also reevaluated sociologically in the rhythm of culture.