The purpose of the Section on Sociology of Culture is to encourage development of this perspective through the organized interchange of ideas and research. The Section on Culture considers material products, ideas, and symbolic means and their relation to social behavior.
The Culture Section generates lively intellectual exchange about a range of issues, from the sociology of the arts, to political culture, to identity construction, to studies of religion and science. Members have access to the excellent section-sponsored sessions and roundtables at the annual meetings. The section also has a number of research networks, including those on the relations of culture to gender, ethnicity, theory, history, religion, identities and on meaning and measurement and symbolic boundaries. The networks gather at the annual meetings, occasionally hold mini-conferences, and conduct e-mail conferences between meetings.
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