MSc Social and Cultural Theory Program By University of Bristol |Top Universities
  • QS World University Rankings
    62
  • Degree MSc
  • Study Level Masters
  • Course Intensity Part Time
  • Start date Jan-2000
This MSc in Social and Cultural Theory provides an introduction to a range of debates within the so-called 'cultural turn' in sociological studies. Increasingly, sociologists are looking to the concept of culture as a source of explanation - and questioning - in their studies of contemporary social formations. It addresses both theoretical and substantive elements of this cultural turn. The works of key thinkers within social and cultural theory (Pierre Bourdieu, Michel Foucault and others) are explored, while the role of cultural explanations within theories of race and ethnicity, gender relations and the sociology of religion (among others) is also given both theoretical and empirical consideration. These issues are situated within the framework of analyses and critiques of wider debates and discourses in social and cultural theory on questions such as postmodernism, postfeminism and postcolonialism.

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