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The civil sphere

Author: Jeffrey C Alexander; Oxford University Press.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey C Alexander; Oxford University Press.
ISBN: 9780195162509 0195162501 9780195369304 0195369300
OCLC Number: 879522890
Description: XIX, [1], 793 s. ; 23 cm
Contents: PART I. CIVIL SOCIETY IN SOCIAL THEORY; 1. POSSIBILITES OF JUSTICE; 2. REAL CIVIL SOCIETIES: DILEMMAS OF INSTITUTIONALIZATION; 3. BRINGING DEMOCRACY BACK IN: REALISM, MORALITY, SOLIDARITY; PART II. STRUCTURES AND DYNAMICS OF THE CIVIL SPHERE; 4. DISCOURSES: LIBERTY AND REPRESSION; 5. COMMUNICATIVE INSTITUTIONS: PUBLIC OPINION, MASS MEDIA, POLLS, ASSOCIATIONS; 6. REGULATIVE INSTITUTIONS (1): VOTING, PARTIES, OFFICE; 7. REGULATIVE INSTITUTIONS (2): THE CIVIL FORCE OF LAW; 8. CONTRADICTIONS: UNCIVILIZING PRESSURES AND CIVIL REPAIR; PART III. SOCIAL MOVEMENTS IN THE CIVIL SPHERE; 9. SOCIAL MOVEMENTS AS CIVIL TRANSLATIONS; 10. GENDER AND CIVIL REPAIR: THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD THROUGH M/OTHERHOOD; 11. RACE AND CIVIL REPAIR (1): DUALITY AND THE CREATION OF A BLACK CIVIL SOCIETY; 12. RACE AND CIVIL REPAIR (2): THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT AND COMMUNICATIVE SOLIDARITY; 13. RACE AND CIVIL REPAIR (3): CIVIL TRAUMA AND THE TIGHTENING SPIRAL OF COMMUNICATION AND REGULATION; 14. RACE AND CIVIL REPAIR (4). REGULATORY REFORM AND RITUALIZATION; PART IV. MODES OF INCORPORATION INTO THE CIVIL SPHERE; 15. INTEGRATION BETWEEN DIFFERENCE AND SOLIDARITY; 16. ENCOUNTERS WITH THE OTHER; 17. THREE PATHWAYS TO INCORPORATION; 18. THE JEWISH QUESTION: ANTI-SEMITISM AND THE FAILURE OF ASSIMILATION; 19. ANSWERING THE JEWISH QUESTION IN AMERICA: BEFORE AND AFTER THE HOLOCAUST; 20. CONCLUSION: CIVIL SOCIETY AS A PROJECT; NOTES; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX
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The Civil Sphere is at once an energizing ideal for democratic society, and a source of violations of its own ethos. Jeffrey Alexander's well-argued book identifies this crucial level on which Read more...

 
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