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  1. Jeffrey C. Alexander (2013). The Dark Side of Modernity. Polity Press.
    Social theory between progress and apocalypse -- Autonomy and domination: Weber's cage -- Barbarism and modernity: Eisenstadt's regret -- Integration and justice: Parsons' utopia -- Despising others: Simmel's stranger -- Meaning evil -- De-civilizing the civil sphere -- Psychotherapy as central institution -- The frictions of modernity and their possible repair.
     
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  2. Jeffrey C. Alexander (2011). Fact-Signs and Cultural Sociology: How Meaning-Making Liberates the Social Imagination. Thesis Eleven 104 (1):87-93.
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  3. Jeffrey C. Alexander (2010). Iconic Consciousness: The Material Feeling of Meaning. Thesis Eleven 103 (1):10-25.
    This article suggests an iconic turn in cultural sociology. Icons can be seen, it is argued, as symbolic condensations that root social meanings in material form, allowing the abstractions of cognition and morality to be subsumed, to be made invisible, by aesthetic shape. Meaning is made iconically visible, in other words, by the beautiful, sublime, ugly, or simply by the mundane materiality of everyday life. But it is via the senses that iconic power is made. This new approach to meaning (...)
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  4. Jeffrey C. Alexander (2010). Marxism and the Spirit of Socialism: Cultural Origins of Anti-Capitalism (1982). Thesis Eleven 100 (1):84-105.
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  5. Jeffrey C. Alexander (2010). The 'Marxism Project' in The History of Its Times. Thesis Eleven 100 (1):81-83.
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  6. Jeffrey C. Alexander (2009). Social Subjectivity: Psychotherapy as Central Institution. Thesis Eleven 96 (1):128-134.
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  7. Jeffrey C. Alexander (2004). Cultural Pragmatics: Social Performance Between Ritual and Strategy. Sociological Theory 22 (4):527-573.
    From its very beginnings, the social study of culture has been polarized between structuralist theories that treat meaning as a text and investigate the patterning that provides relative autonomy and pragmatist theories that treat meaning as emerging from the contingencies of individual and collective action-so-called practices-and that analyze cultural patterns as reflections of power and material interest. In this article, I present a theory of cultural pragmatics that transcends this division, bringing meaning structures, contingency, power, and materiality together in a (...)
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  8. Jeffrey C. Alexander (2004). From the Depths of Despair: Performance, Counterperformance, and "September 11". Sociological Theory 22 (1):88-105.
    After introducing a perspective on terrorism as postpolitical and after establishing the criteria for success that are immanent in this form of antipolitical action, this essay interprets September 11, 2001, and its aftermath inside a cultural-sociological perspective. After introducing a macro-model of social performance that combines structural and semiotic with pragmatic and power-oriented dimensions, I show how the terrorist attack on New York City and the counterattacks that immediately occurred in response can be viewed as an iteration of the performance/counterperformance (...)
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  9. Jeffrey C. Alexander (2004). Rethinking Strangeness: From Structures in Space to Discourses in Civil Society. Thesis Eleven 79 (1):87-104.
    Simmel develops his concept of the stranger in an overly structural and reductionist manner. Contrary to Simmel’s suggestion, there is an indeterminate relation between structural exclusion and the attribution of strangeness. After showing that ‘the stranger’ must be rethought in a cultural-sociological way, this essay demonstrates an alternative approach. Articulating a ‘discourse’ that structures Western projections of strangeness, I explore its relation to colonialism, racial and class domination, and national conflict in modern Western history. This approach suggests an alternative, not (...)
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  10. Jeffrey C. Alexander (2001). The Long and Winding Road: Civil Repair of Intimate Injustice. Sociological Theory 19 (3):371-400.
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  11. Jeffrey C. Alexander (2001). Theorizing the "Modes of Incorporation": Assimilation, Hyphenation, and Multiculturalism as Varieties of Civil Participation. Sociological Theory 19 (3):237-249.
  12. Jeffrey C. Alexander (1999). Why We Might All Be Able to Live Together: An Immanent Critique of Alain Touraine's Pourrons-Nous Vivre Ensemble? Thesis Eleven 58 (1):99-105.
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  13. Jeffrey C. Alexander (1998). After Neofunctionalism: Action, Culture, and Civil Society. In , Neofunctionalism and After. Blackwell Publishers. 210--33.
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  14. Jeffrey C. Alexander (1998). Civil Societies Between Difference and Solidarity. Theoria 45 (92):1-14.
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  15. Jeffrey C. Alexander (ed.) (1998). Neofunctionalism and After. Blackwell Publishers.
    "Neofunctionalism and After" brings together for the first time in one volume all of Alexander's writings on neofunctionalism, the present volume also contains ...
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  16. Raymond Boudon, Mohamed Cherkaoui & Jeffrey C. Alexander (eds.) (1997). The Classical Tradition in Sociology: The European Tradition. Sage Publications.
    This four-volume set presents an unrivalled collection of the key literature in European sociology. The prestigious texts range across the European tradition from enlightenment to contemporary theory. The collection explodes the myth that the European tradition in sociology is a debate with the ghosts of Karl Marx and Max Weber, demonstrating that the tradition is far more deeply rooted and broadly based. Volume 1 is devoted to the emergence of European sociology. The contribution of classical political economy and the Enlightenment (...)
     
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  17. Jeffrey C. Alexander (1996). Conference on Information-Theoretic Approaches to Logic, Language, and Computation. History of the Human Sciences 18:21.
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  18. Jeffrey C. Alexander & Giuseppe Sciortino (1996). On Choosing One's Intellectual Predecessors: The Reductionism of Camic's Treatment of Parsons and the Institutionalists. Sociological Theory 14 (2):154-171.
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  19. Jeffrey C. Alexander (1994). Las paradojas de la sociedad civil. Revista Internacional de Filosofía Política 4:73-89.
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  20. Jeffrey C. Alexander & Philip Smith (1993). The Discourse of American Civil Society: A New Proposal for Cultural Studies. Theory and Society 22 (2):151-207.
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  21. Jeffrey C. Alexander (1992). Shaky Foundations. Theory and Society 21 (2):203-217.
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  22. Jeffrey C. Alexander (1991). Les Promesses d'Une Sociologie de la Culture. Le Discours Technologique Et la « Machine à Savoir Sacré Et Profane ». Hermes 8:297.
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  23. Jeffrey C. Alexander (1991). Must We Choose Between Criticism and Faith? Reflections on the Later Work of Bernard Barber. Sociological Theory 9 (1):124-128.
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  24. Jeffrey C. Alexander (1991). Sociological Theory and the Claim to Reason: Why the End is Not in Sight. Sociological Theory 9 (2):147-153.
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  25. Jeffrey C. Alexander (1988). Parsons' "Structure" in American Sociology. Sociological Theory 6 (1):96-102.
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  26. Jeffrey C. Alexander (1987). The Social Requisites for Altruism and Voluntarism: Some Notes on What Makes a Sector Independent. Sociological Theory 5 (2):165-171.
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  27. Jeffrey C. Alexander (1986). Science, Sense, and Sensibility. Theory and Society 15 (3):443-463.
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  28. Jeffrey C. Alexander & Paul Colomy (1985). Toward Neo-Functionalism. Sociological Theory 3 (2):11-23.
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  29. Colin Loader & Jeffrey C. Alexander (1985). Max Weber on Churches and Sects in North America: An Alternative Path Toward Rationalization. Sociological Theory 3 (1):1-6.
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  30. Jeffrey C. Alexander (1984). Three Models of Culture and Society Relations: Toward an Analysis of Watergate. Sociological Theory 2:290-314.
    One of the most important contributions of the Parsonian tradition has been its conceptualization of the relative autonomy and mutual interpenetration of culture and social systems. The first part of this chapter defines three ideal types of empirical relationships between culture and society: specification, refraction, and columnization. Each is related to different configurations of social structure and culture and, in turn, to different degrees of social conflict. The second part of the chapter uses this typology to illuminate critical aspects of (...)
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  31. Jeffrey C. Alexander (1984). The Parsons Revival in German Sociology. Sociological Theory 2:394-412.
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  32. Jeffrey C. Alexander (1981). Looking for Theory. Theory and Society 10 (2):279-292.
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