Faculty of Textile Technology
Course: Sociology of Culture D

Teachers in charge
Study, Module Textile Technology and Engineering - graduate, Module Engineering Design and Management of Textiles
Course summary 2 (2+0+0)
Knowledge verification oral exam
Precondition for testing Lectures, literature, seminars
Lecture type lectures, seminars
Exercise type audio practice, seminars
Subject content An Introduction to contemporary cultural theories (cultural studies, anthropology of culture, postmarxism, deconstructionism, simbolical interactionism); Historical articulation of the concept of culture from modern to postmodern age; Culture and civilisation; Cultura and the concept of society; Cultural Development and technological progress; Popular, mass and consumer culture; Counterculture and subcultures; Ideological mobilisation of the culture; National culture and World Culture; The place od culture in the age of globalisation; Culture and lifestyles; New media, communication and culture; Postmodern culture and postindustrial society; Multiculturalism and the new cultural identitities; The Body, fashion and cultural differences.
Aim of course The course examines the appropriation of knowledge from contemporary social theory and sciences. An introduction to understanding complex of social relationships in the global age with central place of the concept of culture is searching to analyse the process of establishing the new identitites and lifestyles. Theories of globalisation and cultural differences will be emphasized. It also includes some very specifical sociological examination like historical and systematically approaches to different stage of modernity. Topics to be studied include interaction social theories, cultural studies, fashion and postmodern identity. A20
Literature necessary for course Haralambos, M., INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY, Globus, Zagreb, 1989.
Fukuyama, F., THE END OF HISTORY AND THE LAST MAN, HSN, Zagreb, 1994.
Eagleton, T., THE IDEA OF CULTURE, Jesenski and Turk, Zagreb, 2002.
TomiŠ-KoludroviŠ, I.,-LeburiŠ, A., SOCIOLOGY OF LIFESTYLE, Jesenski and Turk, Zagreb, 2002.
Castells, M., THE RISE OF THE NETWORK SOCIETY, Golden Marketing, Zagreb, 2001.
Supplement literature Grunow, J., SOCIOLOGY OF TASTE, Jesenski and Turk, Zagreb, 1999.
Ellias, N., THE PROCESS OF CIVILISATION, Antibarbarus, Zagreb, 1996.
Smith, Ph., CULTURAL THEORY: AN INTRODUCTION, Blacwell, Oxford, 2001.