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Was leistet die Kultursoziologie eigentlich für die Qualität der Kultur?

Fischer, Joachim

Sociologia Internationalis, Vol. 47 (2009), Iss. 1: pp. 57–67

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1PD Dr. Joachim Fischer, TU Dresden, Philosophische Fakultät, Institut für Soziologie, Chemnitzer Str. 46a, D-01187 Dresden.


Since 2006, a debate has been waged in Germany over the extent to which cultural sociology does bear a responsibility for the “quality” of culture, especially for high “sustainable” culture. First, this paper reconstructs how the dominant paradigms of cultural sociology have led to an abdication of the task of researching the social conditions of excellent culture. Second, the paper systematically argues against the strong reluctance to attend to the genesis, sustainability and creation of excellent culture that prevails within the contemporary sociology of culture.