Faculty of Textile Technology
 
Course: Sociology of Culture

Teachers in charge Ph. D. Žarko Paić, Assoc. Prof.
Study, Module Textile and Fashion Design - undergraduate, Module Textile Design
Textile and Fashion Design - undergraduate, Module Fashion Design
Course summary 2 (1+0+1)
ECTS 4
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 of the complex of social relationships in the global age with central place of the concept of cultue 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 Michael Haralambos, INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY, Globus, Zagreb, 1989.
Francis Fukuyama, THE END OF HISTORY AND THE LAST MAN, HSN, Zagreb, 1994.
Terry Eagleton, THE IDEA OF CULTURE, Jesenski and Turk, Zagreb, 2002.
Inga Tomić-Koludrović-Anči Leburić, SOCIOLOGY OF LIFESTYLE, Jesenski and Turk, Zagreb, 2002.
Manuel Castells, THE RISE OF THE NETWORK SOCIETY, Golden Marketing, Zagreb, 2001.
Supplement literature Jukka Grunow, SOCIOLOGY OF THE TASTE, Jesenski and Turk, Zagreb, 1999.
Norbert Ellias, THE PROCESS OF CIVILISATION, Antibarbarus, Zagreb, 1996.
Mike Featherstone, CONSUMER CULTURE AND POSTMODERNISM, SAGE, London, 1990.
Philip Smith, CULTURAL THEORY: AN INTRODUCTION, Blacwell, Oxford, 2001.