Culture As Figurative Action

Shearing, C. & Ericson, R. V. 1991. Culture as Figurative Action. British Journal of Sociology, 42(4): 481-506.

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Clifford Shearing

University of Cape Town; Griffith Institute of Criminology; University of Montreal, School of Criminology; University of New South Wales; University of Toronto

Richard Ericson

University of Toronto - Centre of Criminology (Deceased)

Date Written: 1991

Abstract

Police culture is used as the substantive focus for a critique of the conception of culture as a set of rules that generate action, and as a basis for developing an alternative model. Ideas from anthropological and literary theory are used to propose a conception of culture as a figurative resource made available through stories that construct a sensibility out of which action arises.

Suggested Citation

Shearing, Clifford D and Ericson, Richard, Culture As Figurative Action (1991). Shearing, C. & Ericson, R. V. 1991. Culture as Figurative Action. British Journal of Sociology, 42(4): 481-506., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3443790

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Richard Ericson

University of Toronto - Centre of Criminology (Deceased)

Robarts Library
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Toronto, ON M5S 1A5
Canada

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