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1. Introduction: Introduction to the course and the concept of culture

*Spillman, Lynn (2002) Introduction: Culture and cultural Sociology, in Lynn Spillman (ed) Cultural Sociology. Malden (MA) and Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, pp. 1-15. (14 sider)

*Schiermer, Bjørn (2012): The Sociology of Culture, In: Aakvaag, Gunner et al. (red): Scandinavian Sensibilities: Introduction to Sociology. London: Pearson, pp. 274-297. (23 sider)

2. Participation in politics: Social Movements

*Snow, David A, Soule Sarah A and Kriesi, Hanspeter (2003) Mapping the terrain, in David A Snow, Sarah A. Soule and Hanspeter Kriesi (eds) The Blackwell Companion to Social Movements. Malden, Oxford, Victoria: Blackwell Publishing, pp. 3-16. (Ch. 1) (13 sider)

*Diani, Mario (2000) The Concept of Social Movement, in Kate Nash (ed) Readings in Contemporary Political Sociology. London: Blackwell, pp. 155-176. (Ch. 9)  (21 sider)

@Tufekci, Zeynep (2014) The Medium and the Movement: Digital Tools, Social Movement Politics, and the End of the Free Rider Problem, Policy and Internet 6(2): 202-208. (6 sider)

@Tufekci, Zeynep (2013) Occupying the Political: Occupy Wall Stress, Collective Action, and the Rediscovery of Pragmatic Politics, Cultural Studies/Critical Methodologies 13(3): 163-167. (4 sider)

@Wiedemann, Carolin (2014) Between Swarm, Network and Multitude: Anonymous and the Infrastructures of the common, Distinktion 15(3): 309-326. (17 sider)

3.  Critique of mass culture and sociology of art (The Frankfurt School)

*Benjamin, Walter (2002): The Work of art in the age of its reproducibility, in Walter Benjamin Selected Writings III (1935-1938) (edited by Howard Eiland and Michael W. Jennings) Cambridge (MA) and London: Harvard University Press, pp. 101-140. (39 sider)

@Kracauer, Siegfried (1975): The mass ornament, New German Critique 5, 67-76. (9 sider)

*Adorno, Theodor W. (1991): On Lyric Poetry and Society, in: Adorno, Theodor, W. Notes to Literature vol. I. New York: Columbia University Press, pp. 37-54. (17 sider)

*Adorno, Theodor W. (1991) Culture Industry Reconsidered, in The Culture Industry: Selected Essays on Mass Culture, pp. 85-93. (8 sider)

4. Sociologies of art II

*Bürger, Peter 1996: Theory of the Avantgarde. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, pp. 35-54.(19 sider)

@Becker, Howard, S. (1974) Art As Collective Action, American Sociological Review, 39(6): 767-776.(10 sider)

@Becker, Howard, S. (2014) Sociology and Art: An Interview with Howard S. Becker, Symbolic interaction, 38(1): 127-150. (23 sider)

Lane, Jeremy, F. (2005) When Does Art Become Art: Assessing Pierre Bourdieu's Theory of Artistic Fields, In: David Inglis and John Hughson (eds) The Sociology of Art: Ways of Seeing. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 30-42. (12 sider)

5. Ritual participation

*Dayan, Daniel and Katz Elihu (1994) Defining Media Events: High Holidays of Mass consumption, in Media Events. Cambridge (MA) and London: Harvard University Press, 1-24. (23 sider)

@Schiermer, Bjørn and Hjalmer Bang Carlsen (2017) Nostalgia, Irony and Collectivity in Late-Modern Culture: Ritual around the Disney Christmas Show in Scandinavia, Acta Sociologica, 60(2): 158-175. (27 sider)

@Collins, Randal (2005) Interaction Ritual. Princeton: Princeton University Press. pp. 32-46, 47-88 (57 sider)

@Tufekci, Zeynep (2013) The Social Internet: Frustrating, Enriching, but not Lonely, Public Culture 26(1): 13-23.  (10 sider)

6. Bodily participation and bodily politics

*Brennan, Teresa (2004) The transmission of affect. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, pp. 1-20, 51-74. (44 sider)

@Maffesoli, Michel (1996) Tribalism. In: Maffesoli, M.: Time of the Tribes. London: Sage: 72 – 103. (31 sider)

@Evans, David (1997): Michel Maffesoli's Sociology of Modernity and Postmodernity. An Introduction and Critical Assessment. In: The Sociological Review, 45(2): 220-243. (23 sider)

*Schiermer, Bjørn, Michael Hviid Jacobsen and Anders Petersen (2016): "Michel Maffesoli", in Bjørn Schiermer (ed.): Kultursteori og kultursociologi. København: Reitzels Forlag, pp. 309-340. (31 sider)

7. Love is not love

Giddens, Anthony (1992) The Transformation of Intimacy: Sexuality, Love and Eroticism in Modern Societies. Cambridge og Oxford: Polity Press, pp. 37-86. (39 sider)

@Lefebvre, Leah (2018) Swiping me off my feet: Explicating relationship initiation on Tinder, Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 35(9): 1205-1229. (24 sider)

@Sumpter, Sindy, R. et al (2017) Love me Tinder: untangling emerging adults' motivation of using the dating application tinder, Telematics and Informatics, 34(1): 67-78. (11 sider)

@Timmermans, Elisabeth and Curtois, Cédric (2018) From swiping to casual sex and/or committed relationships: Exploring the experiences of Tinder users, The Information Society, 34(2): 59-70. (11 sider)

8) Taste between collectivity and politics

@Prieur, Annick (2013) Emerging Forms of Cultural Capital, European Societies, 15(2): 246-267. (21 sider)

@Jarness, Vegaard (2015) Modes of Consupmtion: From "What" to "How" in Cultural Stratification Research, Poetics, 53: 65-79. (14 sider)

@Hennion, Antoine (2001) Music Lovers: Taste as Performance, Theory, Culture & Society, 18(5): 1-22. (21 sider)

@Antoine, Hennion (2007) Those things that hold us together: Taste and Sociology, Cultural Sociology, 1(1): 97-114. (17 sider)

9. Subculture and post-subculture

*Hebdige, Dick (1979): Subculture: The meaning of Style. London and New York: Methuen & Co., pp 90-133. (43 sider)

*Williams, Patrick J. (2011): Subcultural Theory: Traditions and concepts. Cambridge: Polity, pp. 17-35. (13 sider)

*Williams, Patrick J. (2011): Subcultural Theory: Traditions and concepts. Cambridge: Polity, pp. 65-86. (21 sider)

@Bennet, Andy (1999): Subcultures or Neo-Tribes? Rethinking the Relationship between Youth, Style and Musical Taste, Sociology 33(3): 599-617. (18 sider)

@Robards, Brady and Bennett, Andy (2011) My Tribe: Post-Subcultural Manifestations of Belonging on Social Network Sites, Sociology 42(2): 303-317. (14 sider)

10. Contemporary ýouth culture

@Schiermer, Bjørn (2014): Late-modern Hipsters: New Tendencies in Popular Culture, Acta Sociologica, 57(2): 167-181. (15 sider)

*Sonntag, Susan (2008): Notes on 'camp', in The Cult Film Reader (edited by Ernst Mathijs and Xavier Mendik). Maidenhed: Open University press, pp. 41-52. (11 sider)

*Ross, Andrew (2008): Uses of camp, in The Cult Film Reader (edited by Ernst Mathijs and Xavier Mendik). Maidenhed: Open University press, pp. 53-66. (13 sider)

*Reynolds, Simon (2011): Introduction: The re-decade, Prologue: Don't look back: Nostalgia and retro, in Retromania. London: Faber and Faber: ix-xxxvi (27 sider)

11. Concluding. Resume of the course, questions, evaluation

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