The sociology of the sacred: A conversation with Jeffrey Alexander

  title={The sociology of the sacred: A conversation with Jeffrey Alexander},
  author={G. Lynch and R. Sheldon},
  journal={Culture and Religion},
  pages={253 - 267}
  • G. Lynch, R. Sheldon
  • Published 2013
  • Sociology
  • Culture and Religion
  • Over the past 20 years, Jeffrey C. Alexander has been a leading social theorist and a pioneer of the ‘strong program’ in cultural sociology, which emphasises the significance of cultural structures of meaning for social life. Following an introductory overview of his work, this article records a public conversation with Alexander about the role and significance of the concept of the sacred in his sociological work. Issues addressed in this conversation include situating Alexander's interest in… CONTINUE READING
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