Cultural Symbols and Cultural Power

  title={Cultural Symbols and Cultural Power},
  author={Omar Lizardo},
How is culture powerful? The answer to this question depends on what the analyst means by Bculture,^ as every analytical elaboration of the concept comes packaged with either an explicit or implicit account of the way that culture Bmatters^ in social action (Swidler 1995, 34–35; Sewell 2005, 175ff). Accordingly, I will limit the short discussion that follows to a specific conception of culture as a (more or less coherent) system of Bmeaningful^ symbols (e.g. Geertz 1973). To make matters even… CONTINUE READING


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