Uusi opinto-opas (sisältäen myös opetusohjelmat) lukuvuodelle 2018-2019 sijaitsee osoitteessa https://opas.peppi.utu.fi . Tältä sivustolta löytyvät enää vanhat opinto-oppaat ja opetusohjelmat.

The new study guide (incl. teaching schedules) for academic year 2018-2019 can be found at https://studyguide.utu.fi. This site contains only previous years' guides.

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TALS0232 Culture, Way of Life and Economy II 6 ECTS
Organised by
Economic Sociology
Person in charge
Taru Lindblom

Learning outcomes

The course aims at deepening students' knowledge on lifestyle, culture, and leisure research. After completing the course, the students will be able to analyse chosen cultural phenomena and lifestyle issues by reflecting on the current theoretical framework and research findings.


The course will focus on examining culture and lifestyle particularly from a global perspective. The course examines the relationships between new media and technology, advertisement and marketing as well as changing welfare systems with contemporary lifestyles and cultures.

Teaching methods

No lectures.

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Written exam
  • In English

The exam is taken through the Electronic Exam service: https://tenttis.utu.fi.


Numeric 0-5.

Study materials

 1. Bennett et al. (2009): Culture, Class, Distinction. London & NY, Routledge.

 2. Either one of the following

Lamont & Fournier (toim.) (1992): Cultivating Differences: Symbolic Boundaries and the Making of Inequality. Chicago, University of Chicago Press.


Lamont & Laurent (toim.) (2000): Rethinking Comparative Cultural Sociology: Repertoires of Evaluation in France and the United States. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

 3. Four journal articles, can be obtained from the course´s moodle site.

The exam is taken through the Electronic Exam service: https://tenttis.utu.fi.

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Social Research
Department of Marketing and International Business
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Department of Social Research
Department of Social Research
Social Policy
Finnish Study Modules
Social Work
Economic Sociology