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The Meanings of Social Life: A Cultural Sociology

Jeffrey C. Alexander

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195160840
eISBN:
9780199944156
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195160840.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This book presents a new approach to how culture works in contemporary societies. Exposing our everyday myths and narratives in a series of empirical studies that range from Watergate to the ... More


The meanings of (social) life: On the Origins of a Cultural Sociology

Jeffrey C. Alexander

in The Meanings of Social Life: A Cultural Sociology

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195160840
eISBN:
9780199944156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195160840.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume, which is about social life and cultural sociology. The chapters in this volume can be considered as adventures in the dialectics of ... More


How Culture Matters: Culture, Market, and Globalization

Cheris Shun-ching Chan

in Marketing Death: Culture and the Making of a Life Insurance Market in China

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195394078
eISBN:
9780199951154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394078.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This concluding chapter includes three parts. First, it addresses the questions raised in the Introduction. It elaborates how, on the one hand, Chinese concepts of life and death as shared ideas and ... More


The Legacies

Richard English

in Ernie O’Malley: IRA Intellectual

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208075
eISBN:
9780191677908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208075.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter explores the political, intellectual, and cultural structures of Ernie O'Malley. These are considered important thematic structures, but also ... More


Postscript

Donald H. Matthews

in Honoring the Ancestors: An African Cultural Interpretation of Black Religion and Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199963997
eISBN:
9780190258412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199963997.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book has explored how the creation of the spirituals enabled African Americans to develop their theological and cultural orientation. It has argued that the metaphor of the spiritual can serve ... More


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