Lecture : Performance Theory
Speaker: Jeffrey C. Alexander Chair: Prof Arun Iyer, Philosophy, HSS- IITB
About the Lecture:
Problems of the late Durkheim, ritual theory, and the challenge of modernity. The critique of the early Strong Program as not pragmatic enough. The role of performativity in language philosophy and performance studies. My sociological modern of cultural pragmatics: The defusion of the elements of performance.
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.