1st Edition

Culture, Society, and Democracy The Interpretive Approach

By Isaac Reed, Jeffrey C. Alexander Copyright 2007
    208 Pages
    by Routledge

    206 Pages
    by Routledge

    This volume addresses the key question of the intersection of sociology and politics, and asks what a non-Marxist cultural perspective can offer the Left. Written by leading scholars, it develops new conceptions of social critique, new techniques of interpretive analysis, and new concepts for the sociology of democratic practice. It is a volume for the twenty-first-century, where global and local meet, when critical theory must examine its most fundamental presuppositions.

    Chapter 1 Cultural Sociology and the Democratic Imperative, Isaac Reed; Chapter 2 Invitation to a Practical Cultural Sociology, Paul Lichterman; Chapter 3 Beyond the Politics of Denunciation, Nina Eliasoph; Chapter 4 From Mass to Public, Ronald N. Jacobs; Chapter 5 The Healing of Wounds, Fuyuki Kurasawa; Chapter 6 Place Destruction and Cultural Trauma, J. Nicholas Entrikin; Chapter 7 The Social Structure of Denial, Eviatar Zerubavel;


    Isaac Reed, Jeffrey C. Alexander, Nina Eliasoph, J. Nicholas Entrikin, Ronald N. Jacobs, Fuyuki Kurasawa