Jeff Alexander, the Performance of Politics, in Huffington Post

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October 4, 2012

October 4, 2012 This piece of public sociology, written for a wider audience, grows directly out of Professor Jeffrey Alexander’s theoretical work on cultural sociology and the civil sphere. In developing the former, he has been focusing over the last decade on developing an understanding of performativity, in the latter theorizing the importance of public symbolism in disciplining and controlling power in modern societies. The Performance of Politics Election 2012 >> .