How do real individuals live together in real societies in the real world?
Jeffrey Alexander's masterful work, The Civil Sphere, addresses this central paradox of modern life.
Feelings for others-the solidarity that is ignored or underplayed by theories of power or self-interest-are at the heart of this novel inquiry into the meeting place between normative theories of what we think we should do and empirical studies of who we actually are.
A grand and sweeping statement, The Civil Sphere is a major contribution to our thinking about the real butideal world in which we all reside.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 816 pages
- Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
- Publication Date: 17/08/2006
- Category: Social theory
- ISBN: 9780195162509