Iconic Power

Materiality and Meaning in Social Life

  • Editors
  • Jeffrey C. Alexander
  • Dominik Bartmański
  • Bernhard Giesen

Part of the Cultural Sociology book series (CULTSOC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction: Materiality and Meaning in Social Life: Toward an Iconic Turn in Cultural Sociology

  3. Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Jeffrey C. Alexander
      Pages 25-35
  4. Part II

  5. Part III

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. Daniel Šuber, Slobodan Karamanić
      Pages 119-138
  6. Part IV

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. Hans Belting
      Pages 187-202
    3. Bernhard Giesen
      Pages 203-218
    4. Piotr Sztompka
      Pages 233-245
  7. Afterword

    1. Bernhard Giesen
      Pages 247-251
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 253-262

About this book


A collection of original articles that explore social aspects of the phenomenon of icon. Having experienced the benefits and realized the limitations of so called 'linguistic turn', sociology has recently acknowledged a need to further expand its horizons.


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