Greetings! In anticipation of this year’s ASA meeting, we at the Cultural Sociology Working Papers Series would like to reissue our call for papers. Conference papers are especially welcome.
Cultural sociology has seen a remarkable efflorescence in the last decade. Scholars in the field have reinvigorated meaning-centered analysis in the discipline, studying topics as diverse as economic behavior, political processes, social movements, media, art, and architecture. Their studies have similarly ranged from focusing on macro level historical processes to investigating local level interaction patterns, with an eye towards the variable ways in which culture shapes them. Their joint premise is that, because culture is entwined in all aspects of social life, it cannot be dismissed as the side-product of underlying economic or political forces and must be understood on its own terms. With the growing diversity of this field, it becomes increasingly important for cultural sociologists to exchange ideas and to share their work at various stages of development.
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