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    Cultural Analysis the Work of Peter L. Berger, Mary Douglas, Michel Foucault, and Jürgen Habermas.Mary Douglas, Robert Wuthnow, James Davison Hunter, Albert Bergesen & Edith Kurzweil - 1984 - Routledge.
    First published in 1984, Cultural Analysis is a systematic examination of the theories of culture contained in the writings of four contemporary social theorists: Peter L. Berger, Mary Douglas, Michel Foucault, and Jürgen Habermas. This study of their work clarifies their contributions to the analysis of culture and shows the converging assumptions that the authors believe are laying the foundation for a new approach to the study of culture. The focus is specifically on culture, a concept that remains subject to (...)
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    Turning Durkheim on His Head: A Reply to Peterson and Bjerre.Albert J. Bergesen - 2012 - Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 42 (4):485-495.
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    Turning World-System Theory on its Head.Albert Bergesen - 1990 - Theory, Culture and Society 7 (2-3):67-81.
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    The Critique of World-System Theory: Class Relations or Division of Labor?Albert Bergesen - 1984 - Sociological Theory 2:365-372.
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    The Semantic Equation: A Theory of the Social Origins of Art Styles.Albert Bergesen - 1984 - Sociological Theory 2:187-221.
    Art is a language. Art objects are therefore decipherable into more or less elaborated and restricted codes. These codes change with the relative solidarity of the community in which they are produced. The more solidary the group, the more restricted the code; the less solidary the community, the more elaborated the artistic codes they produce. In general, realism is a more elaborated code and abstraction a more restricted code, and accordingly more solidary communities should produce more abstract art and less (...)
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