Jeffrey Alexander 1, Philip Smith (Transl. by: Svetlana Dzhakupova ; Translation ed. by: Dmitry Kurakin 2, 3)
  • 1 Yale University, 493 College Street, New Haven, CT 06511-8907, USA
  • 2 National Research University Higher School of Economics, 20 Myasnitskaya Str., Moscow, 101000, Russian Federation
  • 3 Yale University, 204 Prospect St., room 2004, New Haven, CT, USA, 06511

Strong Program in Cultural Sociology

2010, vol. 9, No. 2, pp. 11–30 [issue contents]
In the paper, which pretends to be a program manifesto, its authors justify a necessity of the new theoretical approach to culture which they call a “strong program” in sociology of culture. While the existing sociological approaches to culture (“weak programs”) bear a reductionist character, the “strong program” treats culture in terms of its autonomy. After a general review of the sociological conceptions of culture authors analyze the most significant approaches within the “weak program.” In the core section of the paper they discuss the required steps that will make a “strong program” possible on the grounds of synthesis of structuralism and hermeneutics.
Citation: Alexander Jeffrey , Smith Philip (2010) Sil'naya programma v kul'tursotsiologii [Strong Program in Cultural Sociology] The Russian Sociological Review, 2, pp. 11-30 (in Russian)
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