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Author Alexander, Jeffrey C

Title The civil sphere / Jeffrey C. Alexander
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 793 pages)
Contents Possibilities of justice -- Real civil societies : dilemmas of institutionalization -- Bringing democracy back in : realism, morality, solidarity -- Discourses : liberty and repression -- Communicative institutions : public opinion, mass media, polls, associations -- Regulative institutions (1) : voting, parties, office -- Regulative institutions (2) : the civil force of law -- Contradictions : uncivilizing pressures and civil repair -- Social movements as civil translations -- Gender and civil repair : the long and winding road through m/otherhood -- Race and civil repair (1) : duality and the creation of a black civil society -- Race and civil repair (2) : the civil rights movement and communicative solidarity -- Race and civil repair (3) : civil trauma and the tightening spiral of communication and regulation -- Race and civil repair (4) : regulatory reform and ritualization -- Integration between difference and solidarity -- Encounters with the other -- The three pathways to incorporation -- The Jewish question : anti-semitism and the failure of assimilation -- Answering the Jewish question in America : before and after the Holocaust -- Conclusion : civil society as a project
Summary Societies are not governed only by power and self-interest. What then does make societies function? How do real individuals live together in real societies in the real world? This work addresses this central paradox of modern life
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 723-785) and index
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Subject Civil society
Cultural pluralism
Social interaction
Bürgerliche Gesellschaft
Bürgerliche Gesellschaft.
Civil society.
Civila samhället.
Cultural pluralism.
Gesellschaft -- Individuum -- Pluralismus -- Interaktion.
Pluralism (politiskt begrepp)
Pluralistische Gesellschaft
Social interaction.
Social interaktion.
Soziale Bewegung
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0198036817