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  1. Cultural Pragmatics: Social Performance Between Ritual and Strategy.Jeffrey C. Alexander - 2004 - 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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    The Discourse of American Civil Society: A New Proposal for Cultural Studies.Jeffrey C. Alexander & Philip Smith - 1993 - Theory and Society 22 (2):151-207.
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  3. Theorizing the “Modes of Incorporation”: Assimilation, Hyphenation, and Multiculturalism as Varieties of Civil Participation.Jeffrey C. Alexander - 2001 - Sociological Theory 19 (3):237-249.
  4. Fin de Siáecle Social Theory Relativism, Reduction, and the Problem of Reason.Jeffrey C. Alexander - 1995
     
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    From the Depths of Despair: Performance, Counterperformance, and “September 11”.Jeffrey C. Alexander - 2004 - 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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  6. Marxism and the Spirit of Socialism: Cultural Origins of Anti-Capitalism (1982).Jeffrey C. Alexander - 2010 - Thesis Eleven 100 (1):84-105.
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  7. Fact-Signs and Cultural Sociology: How Meaning-Making Liberates the Social Imagination.Jeffrey C. Alexander - 2011 - Thesis Eleven 104 (1):87-93.
  8. The 'Marxism Project' in The History of Its Times.Jeffrey C. Alexander - 2010 - Thesis Eleven 100 (1):81-83.
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  9. Neofunctionalism and After.Jeffrey C. Alexander (ed.) - 1998 - Blackwell.
    "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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  10. Social Subjectivity: Psychotherapy as Central Institution.Jeffrey C. Alexander - 2009 - Thesis Eleven 96 (1):128-134.
  11. Theoretical Logic in Sociology.Jeffrey C. Alexander - 1982 - University of California Press, C1982-1982.
     
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    The Long and Winding Road: Civil Repair of Intimate Injustice.Jeffrey C. Alexander - 2001 - Sociological Theory 19 (3):371-400.
  13. Toward Neo-Functionalism.Jeffrey C. Alexander & Paul Colomy - 1985 - Sociological Theory 3 (2):11-23.
  14. The Moral Limits of the Criminal Law, Vol 1. Harm to Others.Jeffrey Alexander & Joel Feinberg - 1987 - Ethics 97 (2):414-440.
     
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  15. Why We Might All Be Able to Live Together: An Immanent Critique of Alain Touraine's Pourrons-Nous Vivre Ensemble?Jeffrey C. Alexander - 1999 - Thesis Eleven 58 (1):99-105.
  16. Sociological Theory and the Claim to Reason: Why the End is Not in Sight.Jeffrey C. Alexander - 1991 - Sociological Theory 9 (2):147-153.
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    Iconic Consciousness: The Material Feeling of Meaning.Jeffrey C. Alexander - 2010 - 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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  18. Three Models of Culture and Society Relations: Toward an Analysis of Watergate.Jeffrey C. Alexander - 1984 - 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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  19. On Choosing One's Intellectual Predecessors: The Reductionism of Camic's Treatment of Parsons and the Institutionalists.Jeffrey C. Alexander & Giuseppe Sciortino - 1996 - Sociological Theory 14 (2):154-171.
  20. Must We Choose Between Criticism and Faith? Reflections on the Later Work of Bernard Barber.Jeffrey C. Alexander - 1991 - Sociological Theory 9 (1):124-128.
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    Shaky Foundations.Jeffrey C. Alexander - 1992 - Theory and Society 21 (2):203-217.
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  22. The Antinomies of Classical Thought--Marx and Durkheim.Jeffrey C. Alexander - 1982
     
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  23. The Social Requisites for Altruism and Voluntarism: Some Notes on What Makes a Sector Independent.Jeffrey C. Alexander - 1987 - Sociological Theory 5 (2):165-171.
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    Rethinking Strangeness: From Structures in Space to Discourses in Civil Society.Jeffrey C. Alexander - 2004 - 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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  25. Positivism, Presuppositions, and Current Controversies.Jeffrey C. Alexander - 1982
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    Conference on Information-Theoretic Approaches to Logic, Language, and Computation.Jeffrey C. Alexander - 1996 - History of the Human Sciences 18:21.
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    Why We Might All Be Able to Live Together: An Immanent Critique of Alain Touraine's Pourrons-Nous Vivre.Jeffrey С Alexander - 1999 - Thesis Eleven 58 (1):99-105.
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  28. The Modern Reconstruction of Classical Thought -- Talcott Parsons.Jeffrey C. Alexander - 1983 - University of California Press.
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  29. Self, Social Structure, and Beliefs Explorations in Sociology.Jeffrey C. Alexander, Gary T. Marx & Christine L. Williams - 2004
     
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    Civil Societies Between Difference and Solidarity.Jeffrey C. Alexander - 1998 - Theoria 45 (92):1-14.
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  31. After Neofunctionalism: Action, Culture, and Civil Society.Jeffrey C. Alexander - 1998 - In Neofunctionalism and After. Blackwell. pp. 210--33.
     
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    Looking for Theory.Jeffrey C. Alexander - 1981 - Theory and Society 10 (2):279-292.
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  33. Theoretical Logic in Sociology. Vol. 1: Positivism, Presuppositions, and Current Controversies.Jeffrey Alexander - 1985 - Ethics 95 (4):951-952.
     
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    The Parsons Revival in German Sociology.Jeffrey C. Alexander - 1984 - Sociological Theory 2:394-412.
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    Science, Sense, and Sensibility.Jeffrey C. Alexander - 1986 - Theory and Society 15 (3):443-463.
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    Analytical Debates: Understanding the Relative Autonomy of Culture.Jeffrey Alexander - 1995 - ProtoSociology 7:35-53.
    This essay analyzes the principal approaches to culture which are available in the social sciences today and places these debates within the framework of broader theoretical controversies. On the one hand, it is a critical comparison. On the other hand, it has a systematic dimension that casts these arguments in a cumulative form. While the ambition of this essay is to prepare the way for a critical synthesis, such a task will not be attempted here. Far from being aimed at (...)
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    Looking for Theory: "Facts" and "Values" as the Intellectual Legacy of the 1970s.Jeffrey C. Alexander - 1981 - Theory and Society 10 (2):279.
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    Against Historicism/ for Theory: A Reply to Levine.Jeffrey Alexander - 1989 - Sociological Theory 7 (1):118-120.
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    Parsons' "Structure" in American Sociology.Jeffrey C. Alexander - 1988 - Sociological Theory 6 (1):96-102.
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    Max Weber on Churches and Sects in North America: An Alternative Path Toward Rationalization.Colin Loader & Jeffrey C. Alexander - 1985 - Sociological Theory 3 (1):1-6.
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  41. Las paradojas de la sociedad civil.Jeffrey C. Alexander - 1994 - Revista Internacional de Filosofía Política 4:73-89.
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    Les Promesses d'Une Sociologie de la Culture. Le Discours Technologique Et la « Machine À Savoir Sacré Et Profane ».Jeffrey C. Alexander - 1991 - Hermes 8:297.
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    How Do System-Affiliated Hospitals Fare in Providing Community Benefit?Jeffrey A. Alexander, Gary J. Young, Bryan J. Weiner & Larry R. Hearld - 2009 - Inquiry: The Journal of Health Care Organization, Provision, and Financing 46 (1):72-91.
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  44. Civil Societies Between Difference and Solidarity.Jeffrey Alexander - 1998 - Theoria 45:1-14.
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  45. Hospital Contract Management: Financial Characteristics of For-Profit and Not-for-Profit Operations.Jeffrey Alexander & Bonnie Lewis - 1985 - Inquiry : An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 21:230-242.
     
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  46. La réduction. Critique de Bourdieu, coll. « Humanités ».Jeffrey Alexander, Frédéric Vandenberghe & Nathalie Zaccaï-Reyners - 2001 - Revue Philosophique de la France Et de l'Etranger 191 (1):73-74.
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  47. Mainstream and Critical Social Theory Classical, Modern, and Contemporary.Jeffrey C. Alexander - 2001
     
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  48. On the Intellectual Origins of “Strong Program”.Jeffrey Alexander & Dmitry Kurakin - 2010 - Russian Sociological Review 9 (2):5-10.
    In the short preface to the special issue of “Sociological Review” one of the key contemporary sociologists, Jeffrey Alexander, casts a look on the intellectual origins of so called “strong program” in cultural sociology. In particular, Alexander directs his attention to Dilthey’s hermeneutical project which was developed further in the works of Ricouer. Alexander shows briefly that in the masterpieces of classical sociology, i.e. in the famous Weber’s book “The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism,” there are already elements (...)
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  49. Strong Program in Cultural Sociology.Jeffrey Alexander, Philip Smith, Svetlana Dzhakupova & Dmitry Kurakin - 2010 - Russian Sociological Review 9 (2):11-30.
    In the paper, which pretends to be a program manifesto, its authors justify a necessity of the new theoretical approach to culture which they call a “strong program” in sociology of culture. While the existing sociological approaches to culture bear a reductionist character, the “strong program” treats culture in terms of its autonomy. After a general review of the sociological conceptions of culture authors analyze the most significant approaches within the “weak program.” In the core section of the paper they (...)
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  50. The Arc of Civil Liberation.Jeffrey Alexander - 2013 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 39 (4-5):341-347.
    Despite anxieties about the growing power of neo-liberalism, the crisis of the EU and the upsurge of right-wing political movements, it is important to recognize that utopian movements on the left have also in recent years been symbolically revitalized and organizationally sustained. This article analyses three recent social upheavals as utopian civil society movements, placing the 2008 US presidential campaign of Barack Obama, the Egyptian uprising in Tahrir Square and the Occupy Movement in the USA inside the narrative arc that (...)
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