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Alexander, Jeffrey C.

The Civil Sphere

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Introduction
PART I. CIVIL SOCIETY IN SOCIAL THEORY
1. Possibilites of Justice
2. Real Civil Societies: Dilemmas of Institutionalization
Civil Society I
Civil Society II
Return to Civil Society I?
Toward Civil Society III
3. Bringing Democracy Back In: Realism, Morality, Solidarity
Utopianism: The Fallacies of Twentieth-Century Evolutionism
Realism: The Tradition of Thrasymachus
Morality and Solidarity
Complexity and Community
Cultural Codes and Democratic Communication
PART II. STRUCTURES AND DYNAMICS OF THE CIVIL SPHERE
4. Discourses: Liberty and Repression
Pure and Impure in Civil Discourse
The Binary Structures of Motives
The Binary Structures of Relationships
The Binary Structures of Institutions
Civil Narratives of Good and Evil
Everyday Essentialism
The Conflict over Representation
5. Communicative Institutions: Public Opinion, Mass Media, Polls, Associations
The Public and Its Opinion
The Mass Media
Fictional Media
Factual Media
Public Opinion Polls
Civil Associations
6. Regulative Institutions (1): Voting, Parties, Office
Civil Power: A New Approach to Democratic Politics
Revisiting Thrasymachus: The Instrumental Science of Politics
Constructing and Destructing Civil Power (1): The Right to Vote and Disenfranchisement
Constructing and Destructing Civil Power (2): Parties, Partisanship, and Election Campaigns
Civil Power in the State: Office as Regulating Institution
7. Regulative Institutions (2): The Civil Force of Law
The Democratic Possibilities of Law
Bracketing and Rediscovering the Civil Sphere: The Warring Schools of Jurisprudence
The Civil Morality of Law
Constitutions as Civil Regulation
The Civil Life of Ordinary Law
Solidarity
Individuality
Legalizing Social Exclusion: The Antidemocratic Face of Law
8. Contradictions: Uncivilizing Pressures and Civil Repair
Space: The Geography of Civil Society
Time: Civil Society as Historical Sedimentation
Function: The Destruction of Boundary Relations and Their Repair
Forms of Boundary Relations: Input, Intrusion, and Civil Repair
PART III. SOCIAL MOVEMENTS IN THE CIVIL SPHERE
9. Social Movements as Civil Translations
The Classical Model
The Social Science of Social Movements (1): Secularizing the Classical Model
The Social Science of Social Movements (2): Inverting the Classical Model
The Social Science of Social Movements (3): Updating the Classical Model
Displacing the Classical Model: Rehistoricizing the Cultural and Institutional Context of Social Movements
Social Movements as Translations of Civil Societies
10. Gender and Civil Repair: The Long and Winding Road through M/otherhood
Justifying Gender Domination: Relations between the Intimate and Civil Spheres
Women's Difference as Facilitating Input
Women's Difference as Destructive Intrusion
Gender Universalism and Civil Repair
The Compromise Formation of Public M/otherhood
Public Stage and Civil Sphere
Universalism versus Difference: Feminist Fortunes in the Twentieth Century
The Ethical Limits of Care
11. Race and Civil Repair (1): Duality and the Creation of a Black Civil Society
Racial Domination and Duality in the Construction of American Civil Society
Duality and Counterpublics
The Conditions for Civil Repair: Duality and the Construction of Black Civil Society
Duality and Translation: Toward the Civil Rights Movement
12. Race and Civil Repair (2): The Civil Rights Movement and Communicative Solidarity
The Battle over Representation: The Intrusion of Northern Communicative Institutions
Translation and Social Drama: Emotional Identification and Symbolic Extension
The Montgomery Bus Boycott: Martin Luther King and the Drama of Civil Repair
13. Race and Civil Repair (3): Civil Trauma and the Tightening Spiral of Communication and Regulation
Duality and Legal Repair
The Sit-In Movement: Initiating the Drama of Direct Action
The New Regulatory Context
The Freedom Rides: Communicative Outrage and Regulatory Intervention
Failed Performance at Albany: Losing Control over the Symbolic Code
Birmingham: Solidarity and the Triumph of Tragedy
14. Race and Civil Repair (4). Regulatory Reform and Ritualization
The First Regulatory Repair: From Birmingham to the Civil Rights Act of 1964
The Second Regulatory Repair: Rewinding the Spiral of Communication and Regulation
The End of the Civil Rights Movement: Institutionalization and Polarization
PART IV. MODES OF INCORPORATION INTO THE CIVIL SPHERE
15. Integration between Difference and Solidarity
Convergence between Radicals and Conservatives
Recognition without Solidarity?
Rethinking the Public Space: Fragmentation and Continuity
Implications for Contemporary Debates
16. Encounters with the Other
The Plasticity of Common Identity
Exclusionary Solidarity
Forms of Out-Group Contact
Nondemocratic Incorporation
Internal Colonialism and the Civil Sphere
Varieties of Incorporation and Resistance in Civil Societies
17. Three Pathways to Incorporation
The Assimilative Mode of Incorporation
The Hyphenated Mode of Incorporation
The Exception of Race: Assimilation and Hyphenation Delayed
The Multicultural Mode of Incorporation
18. The Jewish Question: Anti-Semitism and the Failure of Assimilation
Jews and the Dilemmas of Assimilative Incorporation
Anti-Semitic Arguments for Jewish Incorporation: The Assimilative Dilemma from the Perspective of the Core Group
Initial Jewish Arguments for Self-Change: The Assimilative Dilemma from the Perspective of the Out-Group
The Post-Emancipation Period: Religious and Secular Modes of Jewish Adaptation to the Dilemmas of Assimilation
Restructuring Organized Judaism
Religious Conversion
Secular Revolution
New Forms of Symbolic Reflection and Social Response in the Fin de Siecle: The Dilemmas of Assimilation Intensify
Irony and Absurdity: New Religious and Secular Literary Genres
Zionism: The Effort to Withdraw from Western Civil Society
The Crisis of Anti-Semitic Assimilation in the Interwar Period: Resolving the Dilemmas of Assimilation by Going Backward
Restrictions on Jewish Incorporation in the Unites States
Europe's "Final Solution" to the Jewish Question: Resolving the Dilemmas of Assimilation by Eliminating the Jews
19. Answering the Jewish Question in America: Before and After the Holocaust
The Dilemmas of Jewish Incorporation and Communicative Institutions: Factual and Fictional Media
The Dilemmas of Jewish Incorporation and Regulative Institutions: The Law
The Failure of the Project: Jewish Exclusion from American Civil Society
Anticivil Exclusion from Education
Anticivil Exclution from Economic Life
Just Fate or Dangerous Exclusion?
Responding to Nazism and Holocaust: America's Decision to be "With the Jews"
Beyond the Assimilative Dilemma: The Postwar Project of Jewish Ethnicity
Making Jewish Identity Public: The Multicultural Mode of Jewish Incorporation
Making the Good Jew "Bad": Phillip Roth's Confidence
The Universitality of Jewish Difference: Woody Allen as Cultural Icon
The Dialectic of Differentiation and Identification: A Crisis in American Jewry?
20. Conclusion: Civil Society as a Project
Notes
Bibliography
Index

Keywords: SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General SOC026000

Author(s)
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Publication year
2006
Language
en
Edition
1
Category
Society
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9780198036814

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