Introduction: The meanings of (social) life: on the origins of a cultural sociology 1. The strong program in cultural sociology (with Philip Smith) 2. On the social construction of "moral universals" 3. The "holocaust" from war crime to trauma drama: Cultural trauma and collective idenitity 4. A cultural sociology of evil 5. The discourse of American civil society (with Smith) 6. Watergate as democratic ritual 7. The sacred and profane information machine 8. Modern, anti, post, and neo: how intellectuals explain "our time".
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