Chapter 24. Civic Culture at the Grass Roots

  1. Mark D. Jacobs and
  2. Nancy Weiss Hanrahan
  1. Paul Lichterman

Published Online: 30 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470996744.ch25

The Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Culture

The Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Culture

How to Cite

Lichterman, P. (2005) Civic Culture at the Grass Roots, in The Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Culture (eds M. D. Jacobs and N. W. Hanrahan), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470996744.ch25

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631231745

Online ISBN: 9780470996744

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Keywords:

  • civic culture;
  • cultural sociology;
  • civil society;
  • civic customs;
  • common customs

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Why a Cultural Sociology of Civil Society?

  • An Emerging Cultural Sociology of Civic Life

  • Common Customs in American Civic Life

  • Group-Building Customs at Work: Civic Groups as Democratic Forums

  • Group-Building Customs at Work: Civic Groups as Shepherds of Resources

  • Discussion: The Power of Customs Amidst Institutional Power

  • Conclusion: Enhancing a Critical, Cultural Sociology