The sociology of the sacred: A conversation with Jeffrey Alexander

@article{Lynch2013TheSO,
  title={The sociology of the sacred: A conversation with Jeffrey Alexander},
  author={Gordon Lynch and Ruth Sheldon},
  journal={Culture and Religion},
  year={2013},
  volume={14},
  pages={253 - 267}
}
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… 
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