Recent Interview with Jeffrey Alexander in Sociologisk Forskning

Jeffrey Alexander_Swedish Interview

In this interview, “Hope and a horizon of solidarity - An interview with Jeffrey C. Alexander,” in the new issue of Sociologisk Forskning with CCS Faculty Fellows Anna Lund and Andrea Voyer, Jeffrey C. Alexander describes the development of cultural sociology, the importance of collaborative work, and the inspiration he takes from his political action, and from the art and humanities. 

The interview focuses primarily on civil sphere theory (CST), and Alexander’s goal in moving towards Durkheimian and away from Parsonian conceptions of solidarity. Alexander also applies the theory to the present crisis of a global pandemic and the social movement of Black Lives Matter.