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The meanings of social life : a cultural sociology

Author: Jeffrey C Alexander
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006, cop. 2003.
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Presents an approach to how culture works in societies. Exposing our everyday myths and narratives in a series of empirical studies that range from Watergate to the Holocaust, this work shows how  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey C Alexander
ISBN: 9780195306408 0195306406
OCLC Number: 443979642
Description: x, 296 str. : tabele ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: The meanings of (social) life: on the origins of a cultural sociology --
1. The strong program in cultural sociology : elements of a structural Hermeneutics (with Philip Smith) --
2. On the social construction of moral universals : the "Holocaust" from war crime to trauma drama --
3. Cultural trauma and collective idenitity --
4. A cultural sociology of evil --
5. The discourse of American civil society (with Philip Smith) --
6. Watergate as democratic ritual --
7. The sacred and profane information machine --
8. Modern, anti, post, and neo: how intellectuals explain "our time."
Responsibility: Jeffrey C. Alexander.
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