New PDF release: The Drama of Social Life

By Jeffrey C. Alexander

ISBN-10: 1509518126

ISBN-13: 9781509518128

ISBN-10: 1509518134

ISBN-13: 9781509518135

In this booklet Jeffrey Alexander develops the view that cultural sociology and “cultural pragmatics” are important for figuring out the structural turbulence and political probabilities of modern social life.

Central to Alexander’s procedure is a brand new version of social functionality that mixes parts from either the theatrical avant-garde and smooth social thought. He makes use of this version to shed new mild on a variety of social actors, pursuits, and occasions, demonstrating via awesome empirical examples the drama of social lifestyles. generating winning dramas determines the result of social events and gives the keys to political energy. Modernity has neither eradicated charisma nor suppressed authenticity; to the contrary, they're to be had to social actors who can practice them in compelling ways.

This quantity additional consolidates Alexander’s attractiveness as the most unique social thinkers of our time. it is going to be of serious curiosity to scholars and students in sociology and cultural reports in addition to during the social sciences and humanities.

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