Culture As Figurative Action
Shearing, C. & Ericson, R. V. 1991. Culture as Figurative Action. British Journal of Sociology, 42(4): 481-506.
Posted: 19 Sep 2019
Date Written: 1991
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.
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