Welcome to the Real World: Escaping the Sociology of Culture and Cognition

Journal Article (Journal Article)

In this article, I argue that the sociology of culture and cognition is a virtual world and that—although it will be painful—we should try to escape it. This will involve engaging in true interdisciplinary work rather than in a pretense of it. To illustrate my argument, I focus on a particular case study—the study of values. I then examine more general (non-topic-specific) mechanisms that dissuade sociologists from doing truly interdisciplinary work. I will conclude by outlining some possibilities that I believe we are currently missing.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Vaisey, S

Published Date

  • December 1, 2021

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 36 / S1

Start / End Page

  • 1297 - 1315

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1573-7861

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0884-8971

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/socf.12770

Citation Source

  • Scopus