Chapter 5 The Cultural Formations of Modern Society. Robert Boccock. Presented by Hope 11 November 2005. Introduction. 1. What the term ‘culture’ means and examining its use as a sociological concept?
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Presented by Hope
11 November 2005
1. What the term ‘culture’ means and examining its use as a sociological concept?
2. How did the concepts of classification and structuralist approach are used to analyze cultural formations and phenomena?
3. How does Max Weber argue that religion is a central role in determining cultural formation?
4. The cultural change in Nineteenth Century, there is a growing disillusion with the scientific and rationalist culture, and many disciplines show the significance of values and beliefs as constituents of culture.
Five main definitions of the term ‘culture’
Structuralsim looks at the symbolic structure of an event in order to discover its cultural meaning.
*the classifying system, The structure of a culture, “collective representations” ,
What and how did Durkheim develop a whole new approach to the understand of culture?
*Royal family British as an example of cementing divergent groups (245)
emphasize the role which culture and religion play in major historical
Other worldly mysticism
Other-worldly asceticismOrientation of the World Religions
Refer to chart in p. 254
The role of culture supposes to give meaning to,
or help people make sense of life.