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Hence, in the analysis of social reality, whether using historical data or not, one must use perspectives that encompass contradictory and ambiguous situations. ”32 One must therefore examine the charismatic dialectical presentations of social attitudes, actions, and interactions of the charismatic leaders,33 to be able to grasp the phenomenon in its full totality, which includes, we think, an account of its antinomies, ambiguities, and dialectics. The analysis of puzzling patterns of interaction would require a reflective perspective that is first and foremost willing to confront and deconstruct the conventional and traditional notion of reality as constituted of clear, unilineal patterns.
The analysis of puzzling patterns of interaction would require a reflective perspective that is first and foremost willing to confront and deconstruct the conventional and traditional notion of reality as constituted of clear, unilineal patterns. A consistent thread should therefore underlie the treatment of charisma: a distinct dialectical flavor that at times may even seem to run the risk of bearing incomprehensive paradoxes and ironies. Indeed, such a perspective should not be so foreign to charisma, as some scholars have already argued that the concept of charisma intrinsically interweaves paradoxes, ambivalence, and dichotomies.
And at the same time, how does charismatic leadership form and transform the mere constraining structure within which it acts? These two questions seem to be the core conceptual issues for research investigation. In this chapter, we have tried to find a sociological language and framework for a treatment of charismatic leadership that has a macro perspective on societal issues and structures and at the same time allows space for human intervention, and we have concluded that it is possible to somewhat synthesize to some extent the sociological perspectives of Berger and Giddens in the study of charisma.