Postmodern Existential Sociology

Postmodern Existential Sociology

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  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 262 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780759101623
  • DDC分類 301

Full Description

Existential sociology provides scholars with a dramatic and adventurous way of understanding the workings of everyday life. It highlights the importance of individuals, their emotions, and their constructed interaction with social structures and cultural contexts built around them. The idea of an existential sociology, first developed a quarter century ago, has remained robust within symbolic interactionist circles. This collection of original essays, a sequel to two previous ones by the volume's editors, explores existential thinking in sociology after the advent of postmodernism. It focuses on key themes in this research arena through grounded examination of everyday situations and includes the work of Altheide, Clark, Fontana, Lyman and other leading figures in this area of sociology. It will be useful to scholars and for courses on symbolic interactionism, social theory, sociology of the emotions, sociology of culture, and sociology of everyday life.

Table of Contents

Preface                                            vii
PART I: Introduction
Postmodern Existentialism 3 (12)
John M. Johnson
Joseph A. Kotarba
Restoring the Self as Subject: Addressing the 15 (26)
Question of Race
Stanford M. Lyman
PART II: The Mass Mediated Self
Toward a Mapping of the Mass Media and the 41 (22)
``E Audience''
David L. Altheide
Postmodern Swing Dance and the Presentation 63 (24)
of the Unique Self
Scott W. Renshaw
Existential Strategies: The Making of 87 (16)
Community and Politics in the Techno/Rave
Ronald Hitzler
Michaela Pfadenhauer
Baby Boomer Rock `n' Roll Fans and the 103(24)
Becoming of Self
Joseph A. Kotarba
Community and Transcendence: The Emergence of 127(28)
a House Church
Terra McDaniel
PART III: Emotions
Taming the ``Brute Being'': Sociology Reckons 155(28)
with Emotionality
Candace Clark
The Stalking Process 183(18)
John M. Johnson
PART IV: Negotiating Social Identities
Short Stories from the Salt 201(18)
Andrea Fontana
Emotional Stories: Narrative Conflict in a 219(16)
Men's Antibattering Program
Doug Schrock
Negotiating Coauthority: The Power of Identity 235(24)
Deborah Henderson
About the Contributors 259