9781509518135-1509518134-The Drama of Social Life

The Drama of Social Life

ISBN-13: 9781509518135
ISBN-10: 1509518134
Edition: 1
Author: Alexander, Jeffrey C.
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: Polity
Format: Paperback 180 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781509518135
ISBN-10: 1509518134
Edition: 1
Author: Alexander, Jeffrey C.
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: Polity
Format: Paperback 180 pages

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Acknowledged authors Alexander, Jeffrey C. wrote The Drama of Social Life comprising 180 pages back in 2017. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1509518134 and 9781509518135. Since then The Drama of Social Life textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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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 Alexander’s approach is a new model of social performance that combines elements from both the theatrical avant-garde and modern social theory. He uses this model to shed new light on a wide range of social actors, movements, and events, demonstrating through striking empirical examples the drama of social life. 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 and cultural studies as well as throughout the social sciences and humanities.

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