The meanings of social life [electronic resource] : a cultural sociology / by Jeffrey C. Alexander.
By: Alexander, Jeffrey C.
Contributor(s): ebrary, Inc.Material type: BookPublisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2003Description: 296 p.Subject(s): Sociology | Prejudices | Culture | ViolenceGenre/Form: Electronic books.DDC classification: 301 Online resources: An electronic book accessible through the World Wide Web; click to view
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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".
Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2013. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.