Jeffrey Alexander – Selected Recent Publications

Trauma: A Social Theory

July 2012, Polity Press

Performance and Power

November 2011, Polity Press

Chapter 6: A Presidential Performance, Panned, or Obama as the Last Enlightenment Man

Jeffrey Alexander Blog from Cairo, Egypt

Performative Revolution in Egypt: An Essay in Cultural Power

October 2011, Bloomsbury Academic

The Performance of Politics:
Obama’s Victory and the Democratic Struggle for Power

November 2010, Oxford University Press

“The Celebrity-Icon,” Cultural Sociology.

“Marxism and the Spirit of Socialism: Cultural Origins of Anti-Capitalism,” (1982) Thesis Eleven, February 2010.

“The ‘Marxism Project’ in The History of Its Times,” Thesis Eleven, February 2010.

“Barack Obama Meets Celebrity Metaphor,” Society, 2010.

Heroes, Presidents and Politics,Contexts, Fall 2010

“The Performance of Politics: Obama’s Victory and the Democratic Struggle for Power,” Perspectives, Newsletter of the ASA Theory Section, Volume 32, Issue I.

Obama, Symbol and Reality,” Guest Blogger, Washington Post, Political Bookworm Blog. November 18, 2010

“Fact-Signs and Cultural Sociology: How Meaning-Making Liberates the Social Imagination,” Thesis Eleven, in press.

“American Culture Facing China’s Rise: Can We Make Room at the Top?” (with Hans Andersson) Hedgehog Review, in press.

Earlier Publications