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The Resource Social performance : symbolic action, cultural pragmatics, and ritual, edited by Jeffrey C. Alexander, Bernhard Giesen, Jason L. Mast, (electronic resource)

Social performance : symbolic action, cultural pragmatics, and ritual, edited by Jeffrey C. Alexander, Bernhard Giesen, Jason L. Mast, (electronic resource)

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Social performance : symbolic action, cultural pragmatics, and ritual
Title
Social performance
Title remainder
symbolic action, cultural pragmatics, and ritual
Statement of responsibility
edited by Jeffrey C. Alexander, Bernhard Giesen, Jason L. Mast
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Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Jeffrey C. Alexander brings together new and leading contributors to make a powerful and coherently argued case for a new direction in cultural sociology, one that focuses on the intersection between performance, ritual and social action. Performance has always been used by sociologists to understand the social world but this volume offers the first systematic analytical framework based on the performance metaphor to explain large-scale social and cultural processes. From September 11, to the Clinton/Lewinsky affair, to the role of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Social Performance draws on recent work in performative theory in the humanities and in cultural studies to offer a novel approach to the sociology of culture. Inspired by the theories of Austin, Derrida, Durkheim, Goffman, and Turner, this is a path-breaking volume that makes a major contribution to the field. It will appeal to scholars and students alike. --
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Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1947-
  • 1948-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Alexander, Jeffrey C.
  • Giesen, Bernhard
  • Mast, Jason L.
Series statement
  • Cambridge cultural social studies
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Culture
  • Performative (Philosophy)
  • Action theory
  • Symbolism (Psychology)
  • Cognition and culture
  • Symbolic interactionism
Label
Social performance : symbolic action, cultural pragmatics, and ritual, edited by Jeffrey C. Alexander, Bernhard Giesen, Jason L. Mast, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511616839
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Publication
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online resource
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Symbolic action in theory and practice : the cultural pragmatics of symbolic action / Jeffrey C. Alexander and Jason L. Mast -- Cultural pragmatics : social performance between ritual and strategy ; From the depths of despair : performance, counterperformance, and "September 11" / Jeffrey C. Alexander -- The cultural pragmatics of event-ness : the Clinton/Lewinsky affair / Jason L. Mast -- Social dramas, shipwrecks, and cockfights : conflict and complicity in social performance / Isaac Reed -- Performing a "new" nation : the role of the TRC in South Africa / Tanya Goodman -- Performing opposition or, how social movements move / Ron Eyerman -- Politics as theatre : an alternative view of the rationalities of power / David E. Apter -- Symbols in action : Willy Brandt's kneefall at the Warsaw memorial / Valentin Rauer -- The promise of performance and the problem of order / Kay Junge -- Performance art / Bernhard Giesen -- Performing the sacred : a Durkheimian perspective on the performative turn in the social sciences / Bernhard Giesen
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CR9780511616839
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 374 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521857956
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)817930717
Label
Social performance : symbolic action, cultural pragmatics, and ritual, edited by Jeffrey C. Alexander, Bernhard Giesen, Jason L. Mast, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511616839
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Symbolic action in theory and practice : the cultural pragmatics of symbolic action / Jeffrey C. Alexander and Jason L. Mast -- Cultural pragmatics : social performance between ritual and strategy ; From the depths of despair : performance, counterperformance, and "September 11" / Jeffrey C. Alexander -- The cultural pragmatics of event-ness : the Clinton/Lewinsky affair / Jason L. Mast -- Social dramas, shipwrecks, and cockfights : conflict and complicity in social performance / Isaac Reed -- Performing a "new" nation : the role of the TRC in South Africa / Tanya Goodman -- Performing opposition or, how social movements move / Ron Eyerman -- Politics as theatre : an alternative view of the rationalities of power / David E. Apter -- Symbols in action : Willy Brandt's kneefall at the Warsaw memorial / Valentin Rauer -- The promise of performance and the problem of order / Kay Junge -- Performance art / Bernhard Giesen -- Performing the sacred : a Durkheimian perspective on the performative turn in the social sciences / Bernhard Giesen
Control code
CR9780511616839
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 374 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521857956
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)817930717

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