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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


“Totalitarianism” in the Dialogue of David Riesman and Hannah Arendt

in Hannah Arendt, Totalitarianism, and the Social Sciences

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804756501
eISBN:
9780804774215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756501.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter argues that David Riesman's analysis of Arendt's theory of Nazi Germany and Soviet Bolshevism was especially effective, and that it rested on a defective understanding of totalitarian ... More


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