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Charles Lemert

Charles Lemert is an American social theorist and among leading sociologists. Charles Lemert has contributed immensely on social theory, culture and globalization. Charles Lemert has written extensively on sociological theories, globalization and culture. Charles Lemert's books include Social Things: An Introduction to the Sociological Life. Charles Lemert taught at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. Charles Lemert introduced French theory to American sociology. Charles Lemert's book Sociology and the Twilight of Man: Homocentrism and Discourse in Sociological Theory drew from theoretical contributions of the likes of Paul Michel Foucault and Jacques Derrida in order to critique humanism in sociological theory.

Charles Lemert was notable for introducing French theory to American sociology. Charles Lemert received his PhD from Harvard University after completing work at Andover Newton Theological School and Miami University in Ohio. Charles Lemert also received an honorary doctorate from the University of the West of England in 2004.

Charles Lemert's co-authored work with Anthony Elliott, The New Individualism (Routledge, 2005), explores the figure of the individual looking at the emotional costs of globalization.

In 2014, a two-day international workshop was held at the Hawke Research Institute at the University of South Australia to celebrate and assess Lemert and Elliott's work on the New Individualism, 2nd edition (Routledge, 2009), nearly a decade after its publication.

Charles Lemert's Durkheim's Ghosts reclaims the legacy of the early sociologist to offer a radical different intellectual trajectory than those who have recently taken ownership of Émile Durkheim.

Charles Lemert's article "Language, Structure, and Measurement: Structuralist Semiotics and Sociology" (1979), published in the American Journal of Sociology and his French Sociology: Rupture and Renewal since 1968 (Columbia University Press, 1981), brought together scholarly contributions from leading French intellectuals.