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Cultural Trauma and Collective Identity

Cultural Trauma and Collective Identity

Jeffrey Alexander

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520235946
eISBN:
9780520936768
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520235946.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

In this collaboratively authored work, five sociologists develop an ambitious theoretical model of “cultural trauma” and on this basis build a new understanding of how social groups interact with ... More

Dangerous DigestionThe Politics of American Dietary Advice

Dangerous Digestion: The Politics of American Dietary Advice

E. Melanie DuPuis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520275478
eISBN:
9780520962132
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520275478.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Throughout American history, ingestion (eating) has functioned as a metaphor for interpreting and imagining this society and its political systems. Discussions of American freedom itself are pervaded ... More

Institutions CountTheir Role and Significance in Latin American Development

Institutions Count: Their Role and Significance in Latin American Development

Alejandro Portes and Lori D. Smith (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520273535
eISBN:
9780520954069
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273535.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

What leads to national progress? The growing consensus in the social sciences is that neither capital flows, nor the savings rate, nor diffuse values are the key, but that it lies in the quality of a ... More

Prophets and PatriotsFaith in Democracy across the Political Divide

Prophets and Patriots: Faith in Democracy across the Political Divide

Ruth Braunstein

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520293649
eISBN:
9780520966888
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293649.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

In the wake of the Great Recession, Americans across the political divide flocked to local citizens organizations, where they worked to refocus political attention on the needs of ordinary people ... More

Saving the Modern SoulTherapy, Emotions, and the Culture of Self-Help

Saving the Modern Soul: Therapy, Emotions, and the Culture of Self-Help

Eva Illouz

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520224469
eISBN:
9780520941311
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520224469.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

The language of psychology is all-pervasive in American culture—from The Sopranos to Oprah, from the abundance of self-help books to the private consulting room, and from the support group to the ... More

Science, Culture, and Modern State Formation

Science, Culture, and Modern State Formation

Patrick Carroll

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247536
eISBN:
9780520932807
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247536.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This study explores the profound relationship between science and government to present a new understanding of modern state formation. Beginning with the experimental science of Robert Boyle in ... More

Self, Social Structure, and BeliefsExplorations in Sociology

Self, Social Structure, and Beliefs: Explorations in Sociology

Jeffrey Alexander (ed.)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520241367
eISBN:
9780520937857
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241367.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Teacher, scholar, and leader, Neil Smelser stands as an iconic figure in sociology in the second half of the twentieth century. The chapters in this volume, written by prominent scholars from all ... More

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