Lecture : The Strong Program
Speaker: Jeffrey C. Alexander Chair: Prof. D. Parthasarathy, Sociology, HSS-IITB
About the Lecture:
The problem of culture is the problem of modernity: is there a space beyond rationalization? The kernels of a cultural approach in the sociological classics. Talcott Parsons and the failure of mid-20th-century cultural functionalism. The conflict critique. The semiotic revolution. The eruption of cultural anthropology. The emergence of cultural sociology in its strong program form
About the Speaker:
Jeffrey C. Alexander is the Lillian Chavenson Saden Professor of Sociology at Yale University. He is the founder and Co-Director of the Center for Cultural Sociology (CCS). Jeffrey Alexander works in the areas of theory, culture, and politics. An exponent of the “strong program” in cultural sociology, he has investigated the culture codes, narratives, performances and icons that inform diverse
areas of social life.