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Durkheimian sociology : cultural studies

Author: Jeffrey C Alexander
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1990, reprinted 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Rejecting a structural approach, the contributors offer a radically different interpretation of Durkheim, focusing on his later work, the symbolic theory of industrial societies.

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Named Person: Émile Durkheim; Émile Durkheim
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey C Alexander
ISBN: 0521346223 9780521346221 0521396476 9780521396479
OCLC Number: 33122624
Description: xi, 227 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Acknowledgements; Introduction: Durkheimian sociology and cultural studies today Jeffrey C. Alexander; Part I. Social Change and Saralization: 1. The sacred and the French Revolution Lynn Hunt; 2. From Durkheim to Managua: revolutions as religious revivals Edward A. Tiryakian; 3. The Liminal fight: mass strikes as ritual and interpretation Eric W. Rothenbuhler; Part II. Micro and Macro in Symbolic Context: 4. Religious elements in friendship: Durkheimian theory in an empirical context Ruth A. Wallace and Shirley F. Hartley; 5. The Durkheimian tradition in conflict sociology Randall Collins; 6. Social structure and civil religion: legitimation crisis in a late Durkheimian perspective Hans-Peter Muller; Part III. Ritualization and Public Life: 7. Articulating consenus: the ritual and rhetoric of media events Daniel Dayan and Elihu Katz; 8. Culture and political crisis: 'Watergate' and Durkheimian sociology Jeffrey C. Alexander; Index.
Responsibility: edited by Jeffrey C. Alexander.

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