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  • The Civil Sphereby Jeffrey C. Alexander

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 19.99 US$ 17.19

    What binds societies together and how can these social orders be structured in a fair way? Jeffrey C. 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... more...

  • The Performance of Politicsby Jeffrey C. Alexander

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 27.99 US$ 24.07

    The Performance of Politics develops a new way of looking at democratic struggles for power, explaining what happened, and why, during the 2008 presidential campaign in the United States. Drawing on vivid examples taken from a range of media coverage, participant observation at a Camp Obama, and interviews with leading political journalists, Jeffrey... more...

  • Durkheimian Sociologyby Jeffrey C. Alexander

    Cambridge University Press 1990; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    Rejecting a structural approach, the contributors offer a radically different interpretation of Durkheim, focusing on his later work, the symbolic theory of industrial societies. more...

  • The Dark Side of Modernityby Jeffrey C. Alexander

    Wiley 2013; US$ 69.95 US$ 60.62

    In this book, one of the world’s leading social theorists presents a critical, alarmed, but also nuanced understanding of the post-traditional world we inhabit today. Jeffrey Alexander writes about modernity as historical time and social condition, but also as ideology and utopia. The idea of modernity embodies the Enlightenment’s noble... more...

  • Traumaby Jeffrey C. Alexander

    Wiley 2013; US$ 69.95 US$ 60.62

    In this book Jeffrey C. Alexander develops an original social theory of trauma and uses it to carry out a series of empirical investigations into social suffering around the globe. Alexander argues that traumas are not merely psychological but collective experiences, and that trauma work plays a key role in defining the origins and outcomes of... more...

  • Modern Reconstruction of Classical Thought (Theoretical Logic in Sociology)by Jeffrey C. Alexander

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    In this volume the author maintains that sociology must learn to combine the insights of both Durkheim and Marx and that it can only do so on the presuppositional ground that Weber set forth. Alexander maintains that the idealist and materialist traditions must be transformed into analytic dimensions of multidimensional and synthetic theory. This... more...

  • Positivism, Presupposition and Current Controversies (Theoretical Logic in Sociology)by Jeffrey C. Alexander

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    This volume begins by challenging the bases of the recent scientization of sociology. Then it challenges some of the ambitious claims of recent theoretical debate. The author not only reinterprets the most important classical and modern sociological theories but extracts from the debates the elements of a more satisfactory, inclusive approach to these... more...

  • Classical Attempt at Theoretical Synthesis (Theoretical Logic in Sociology)by Jeffrey C. Alexander

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    The limits of one-dimensional theory are strikingly revealed in the schools that the founders of the major sociological traditions established. In this volume Max Weber is presented as the theorist who laid out new starting points and the author considers his work as a response, in part, to the idealist tradition which (in Volume 2), he maintains... more...

  • The Antinomies of Classical Thought: Marx and Durkheim (Theoretical Logic in Sociology)by Jeffrey C. Alexander

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    This volume challenges prevailing understanding of the two great founders of sociological thought. In a detailed and systematic way the author demonstrates how Marx and Durkheim gradually developed the fundamental frameworks for sociological materialism and idealism. While most recent interpreters of Marx have placed alienation and subjectivity at... more...

  • The Civil Sphereby Jeffrey C. Alexander

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 19.99 US$ 17.19

    What binds societies together and how can these social orders be structured in a fair way? Jeffrey C. 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... more...