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Alexander, Jeffrey C. 1947-

Works: 190 works in 1,152 publications in 9 languages and 25,123 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Other, Author of introduction, Publishing director, Creator, ed, wpr, coo
Classifications: HM24, 301
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Jeffrey C Alexander
Self, social structure, and beliefs : explorations in sociology( )

13 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultural trauma and collective identity by Jeffrey C Alexander( )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 1,650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this collaboratively authored work, five distinguished sociologists develop an ambitious theoretical model of "cultural trauma"--And on this basis build a new understanding of how social groups interact with emotion to create new and binding understandings of social responsibility. Looking at the "meaning making process" as an open-ended social dialogue in which strikingly different social narratives vie for influence, they outline a strongly constructivist approach to trauma and apply this theoretical model in a series of extensive case studies, including the Nazi Holocaust, slavery in the United States, and September 11, 2001
The meanings of social life : a cultural sociology by Jeffrey C Alexander( )

34 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 1,495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this work, 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."--Jacket
The civil sphere by Jeffrey C Alexander( )

30 editions published between 2006 and 2018 in English and Spanish and held by 1,267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How do real individuals live together in real societies in the real world? Jeffrey Alexander's masterful work, The Civil Sphere, addresses this central paradox of modern life. Feelings for others--the solidarity that is ignored or underplayed by theories of power or self-interest--are at the heart of this novel inquiry into the meeting place between normative theories of what we think we should do and empirical studies of who we actually are. A grand and sweeping statement, The Civil Sphere is a major contribution to our thinking about the real but ideal world in which we all reside
Rethinking progress : movements, forces, and ideas at the end of the 20th century by Jeffrey C Alexander( )

23 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in English and held by 933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rethinking Progress provides a challenging reevaluation of one of the crucial ideas of Western civilization; the notion of progress. Progress often seems to have become self-defeating, producing ecological deserts, overpopulated cities, exhausted resources, decaying cultures, and widespread feelings of alienation. The contributors, from all over the world, present their diversified perspectives on the fate of progress
Culture and society : contemporary debates by Jeffrey C Alexander( Book )

35 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in English and held by 911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1e dr. : 1990 Verzameling cultuur-sociologische teksten van een aantal vooraanstaande wetenschappers rond het thema cultuur en samenleving. Vertegenwoordigers van verschillende 'scholen' binnen de cultuursociologie (Weberiaans, Durkheimiaans, Marxistisch, functionalistisch, semiotisch en post-structuralistisch) worden aan het woord gelaten. Daarnaast wordt ingegaan op de rol van religie, seculaire ideologie en massacultuur. Zie ook de afzonderlijke beschrijvingen van: P. Bourdieu: Artistic taste and cultural capital Th. W. Adorno: Culture industry reconsidered J. Habermas: Modernity versus postmodernity
Theoretical logic in sociology by Jeffrey C Alexander( Book )

47 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and held by 895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty lectures : sociological theory since World War II by Jeffrey C Alexander( Book )

14 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Durkheimian sociology : cultural studies by Jeffrey C Alexander( Book )

36 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in English and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classic works of Emile Durkheim are characterized by a structural approach to the understanding of collective behaviour, and it is this element of his writings that has been most taken up by modern social science. This volume, however, rejects the dominant structural approach, and draws instead on Durkheim's later work, in which he shifted to a symbolic theory of modern industrial societies that emphasized the importance of ritual and placed the tension between the sacred and the profane at the center of society. In so doing, the contributors offer both a radically different approach to Durkheimian sociology and a new way of linking the interpretation of culture and the interpretation of society. In his introduction to the volume, Jeffrey Alexander elaborates the new interpretation of Durkheim that informs the contributions. His arguments form a background for the lively and provacative chapters that follow, which provide broadly cultural interpretations of such topics as popular upheavals and social movements, ranging from the French Revolution to the massive rebellions in Poland and Nicaragua in the 1980s; political crisis, from Watergate to the crisis of legitimation in contemporary capitalism; and the creative and contingent element in symbolic behaviour, including the symbolics of intimate friendship, and the ritual and rhetoric of media events. In addition to re-examining Durkheimian sociology, the essays also demolish the myth that attention to cultural values implies conservatism or the inability to analyze social change, and challenge the common antithesis between normative theory and microsociology. Its exploration of the links between Durkheimian sociology and the most important developments in contemporary sociology, history, anthropology and semiotics will ensure it a broad appeal across the social sciences
The Cambridge companion to Durkheim( Book )

21 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and Dutch and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays re-examines the impact of Durkheim's thought, considering the historical significance of his work as well as evaluating his ideas in relation to current issues and debates
Media, audience, and social structure by Sandra Ball-Rokeach( Book )

5 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social performance : symbolic action, cultural pragmatics, and ritual by Jeffrey C Alexander( Book )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Taking a "cultural pragmatic" approach to meaning, the contributors suggest a new way of looking at the continuum that stretches between ritual and strategic action. They do so by developing, for the first time, a model of "social performance". This volume offers the first systematic and analytical framework that transforms the metaphor into a social theory and applies it to a series of facinating large-scale social and cultural processes - from September 11 and the Clinton/Lewinsky Affair, to the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission and Willy Brandt's famous "kneefall" before the Warsaw momument."--Jacket
Fin de siècle social theory : relativism, reduction, and the problem of reason by Jeffrey C Alexander( Book )

22 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and French and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Micro-macro link by Asociación Internacional de Sociología( Book )

18 editions published between 1987 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neofunctionalism by Jeffrey C Alexander( Book )

16 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neofunctionalism is the first volume in the series Key Issues in Sociological Theory and takes account of the developments in functionalist theory over the last twenty years. Reconsidering the work of Parsons, Merton, Homans et al during the 1930s and 1940s, Alexander suggests that functionalism is more than just a set of concepts, methods, models or ideologies. He argues that it is a tradition, that it has emerged from recent critical reflection as more a broad intellectual tendency than a theory. The papers in this volume, all original contributions by scholars from different sociological backgrounds, exemplify these tendencies
Structure and meaning : relinking classical sociology by Jeffrey C Alexander( Book )

11 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classical tradition in sociology : the American tradition by Raymond Boudon( Book )

54 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encompassing four volumes, this is a comprehensive guide and reassessment of the American tradition from the 18th century to today: from Franklin to Etzioni. It seeks to demonstrate how Americans have left a mark on sociological theory and method: from the American Enlightenment, through to the contributions of the Chicago School, Parsons, Goffman, Functionalism, Garfinkel and radical-critical theory
The performance of politics : Obama's victory and the democratic struggle for power by Jeffrey C Alexander( Book )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Observers of politics in America often reduce democracy to demography. Whatever portion of the vote not explained by the class, gender, race, and religion of voters is attributed to the candidates' positions. But are these really the only--or even the main--factors? Sociologist Jeffrey Alexander explains what happened, and why, during the 2008 presidential campaign. Drawing on examples taken from a range of media coverage, participant observation, and interviews with leading political journalists, Alexander argues that images, emotion, and performance are the central features of the battle for power. Largely overlooked by pundits, these features are, in fact, the primary foci of politicians and their staff. Obama and McCain painstakingly constructed and projected heroic self-images for their campaigns. Though an untested senator and the underdog in his own party, Obama succeeded in casting himself as the hero--and McCain the anti-hero--and the only candidate fit to lead in challenging times--From publisher description
Action and its environments : toward a new synthesis by Jeffrey C Alexander( Book )

14 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Differentiation theory and social change : comparative and historical perspectives by Jeffrey C Alexander( Book )

12 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The meanings of social life : a cultural sociology
Cultural trauma and collective identityThe meanings of social life : a cultural sociologyThe civil sphereRethinking progress : movements, forces, and ideas at the end of the 20th centuryCulture and society : contemporary debatesTheoretical logic in sociologyTwenty lectures : sociological theory since World War IIDurkheimian sociology : cultural studies
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Yalishanda, Jiefulai 1947-

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