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5022 -- BURKART, GÜNTER & GUNTER RUNKEL (Eds.)

Luhmann und die Kulturtheorie
(Suhrkamp Taschenbuch Wissenschaft 1725)
Frankfurt/M.: Suhrkamp Verlag 2004
289 pp., Euro 12,-; ISBN 3-518-29325-7

Luhmann and the theory of culture
Luhmann´s theory is increasingly discussed in the field between cultural studies and sociology - in the context of other theories of culture that deal with communication and language, meaning, culture and contingency. Although Luhmann has avoided to make culture a focal notion in his theoretical work, his preoccupation with this complex increased in time. Nine papers (and one by Luhmann on: "Meaning, self-reference, and socio-cultural evolution) discuss the position of culture in Luhmann´s system-theoretical paradigm - and what the implications are.

Keywords: culture and Luhmann, Luhmann, N., systems theory, cultural studies, sociology and culturer

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