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The meanings of social life : a cultural sociology

Author: Jeffrey C Alexander
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Jeffrey Alexander argues for a cultural sociology that will bring unconscious cultural structures into the broad light of day. Exposing our everyday myths and narratives in a series of empirical studies that range from Watergate to the Holocaust, he shows how these unseen yet potent cultural structures translate into concrete actions and institutions.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Alexander, Jeffrey C.
Meanings of social life.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2003
(DLC) 2002155273
(OCoLC)51258793
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey C Alexander
ISBN: 9780198036463 0198036469 0195303733 9780195303735 9780195160840 0195160843 1280532599 9781280532597 9780199944156 0199944156
OCLC Number: 58992173
Description: 1 online resource (296 pages)
Contents: Introduction: The meanings of (social) life: on the origins of a cultural sociology --
1. The strong program in cultural sociology (with Philip Smith) --
2. On the social construction of "moral universals" --
3. The "holocaust" from war crime to trauma drama: Cultural trauma and collective idenitity --
4. A cultural sociology of evil --
5. The discourse of American civil society (with 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: by Jeffrey C. Alexander.
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