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Solidarity, Justice, and Incorporation: Thinking through The Civil Sphere

Peter Kivisto and Giuseppe Sciortino


This book seeks to reengage Jeffrey C. Alexander’s The Civil Sphere several years after its initial appearance. It does so at a moment when Alexander has extended and applied his framework to events that have occurred since 2006, specifically the election of Barack Obama, the Arab Spring, and the Occupy movement. The book begins with the a lengthy chapter by the editors that provides an overview of Alexander’s understanding of the civil sphere and the various components crucial to its functioning, particularly the role of public opinion and social movements. How solidarity is achieved in highl ... More

Keywords: civil sphere, incorporation, justice, public opinion, social movements, solidarity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780199811908
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199811908.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Kivisto, editor
Augustana College, Richard Swanson Professor of Social Thought

Giuseppe Sciortino, editor
University of Trento, Professor of Sociology