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The Sociology of Culture

Yogendra Singh (Author) Boris Erasov (Author)
Synopsis Boris Erasov, a Soviet culturologist, and Yogendra Singh, an Indian sociologist, collaborated to draw attention to a scientific discipline whose role is growing rapidly today. It regards culture not only as a purely liberal arts subject, but also as a component of social regulation. Readers will find the answers to the following questions in The Sociology of Culture: What is the Meaning and structure of culture? What is its role in society/ what causes changes in culture? What is the relationship between the cultures of East and West? Is the cultural heritage of the East still significant today? What are the main trends in the modernization of cultures in the newly-independent countries? How can one learn to appreciate the values, tenor and style of another culture? How can one learn to appreciate the values, tenor and style of another culture? How can one use the knowledge provided by the sociology of culture for improving the culture for improving the general climate of the world and defusing regional conflicts?
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About the authors

Yogendra Singh

Yogendra Singh, Emeritus Professor of Sociology, Centre for the Study of Social System, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He is also its founder. He has occupied senior academic and administrative positions at various universities. He has been member of the research advisory committee of the Planning Commission and the ICSSR and also convenor of the UGC national panel on sociology. He has also been the President of Indian Sociological Society. He had lectured at several universities abroad and has done fieldwork in South Asian countries. He is the recipient of several awards for this contributions to sociology and social anthropology.

Boris Erasov

Boris Erasov, Institute of Oriental Studies, Moscow.

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Bibliographic information

Title The Sociology of Culture
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2006
Edition Reprint
Publisher Rawat Publications
Language: English
isbn 8131600254
length 319p., Index; 22cm.