Lecture: "The Strong Program"

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. 


Event Date: 
Tuesday, 2 January 2018 - 11:00am
Jalvihar Seminar Hall
IIT Bombay, Powai, Mumbai