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The drama of social life, Jeffrey C. Alexander

Label
The drama of social life
Title
The drama of social life
Statement of responsibility
Jeffrey C. Alexander
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this book Jeffrey Alexander develops the view that cultural sociology and?cultural pragmatics? are vital for understanding the structural turbulence and political possibilities of contemporary social life. Central to his approach is a new model of social performance that combines elements from both the theatrical avant-garde and modern social theory. Alexander uses this model to shed new light on a wide range of social actors, movements and events: from Mao, Martin Luther King and Fanon to the Arab Spring and Black Lives Matter; from Marx and Keynes to the Great Recession; from Ayn Rand and Jean-Paul Sartre to Obama?s re-election in 2012. These and other examples show that social life is strikingly dramatic. Producing successful dramas determines the outcome of social movements and provides the keys to political power. Modernity has neither eliminated aura nor suppressed authenticity: on the contrary, they are available to social actors who can perform them in compelling ways. This volume further consolidates Alexander?s reputation as one of the most original social thinkers of our time. It will be of great interest to students and scholars in sociology, cultural studies and throughout the social sciences and humanities"--
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DLC
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1947-
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Alexander, Jeffrey C.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Theater and society
  • Political science
Label
The drama of social life, Jeffrey C. Alexander
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface and Acknowledgements Introduction: A New Theory of Modernity from Ritual to Performance 1. Seizing the Stage: Mao, MLK, and Black Lives Matter Today 2. Revolutionary Performance in Egypt: The 2011 Uprising 3. Political Performance in the U.S.: Obama's 2012 Re-Election 4. Dramatic Intellectuals 5. Social Theory and the Theatrical Avant-Guard Notes
Control code
ocn958780305
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 189 pages
Isbn
9781509518135
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)958780305
Label
The drama of social life, Jeffrey C. Alexander
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface and Acknowledgements Introduction: A New Theory of Modernity from Ritual to Performance 1. Seizing the Stage: Mao, MLK, and Black Lives Matter Today 2. Revolutionary Performance in Egypt: The 2011 Uprising 3. Political Performance in the U.S.: Obama's 2012 Re-Election 4. Dramatic Intellectuals 5. Social Theory and the Theatrical Avant-Guard Notes
Control code
ocn958780305
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 189 pages
Isbn
9781509518135
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)958780305

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