Essays Sociology Knowledge


Author: Karl Mannheim
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136187472
Category: Social Science
Page: 336
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First published in 1952. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Sociology of Knowledge

An Essay in Aid of a Deeper Understanding of the History of Ideas
Author: Werner Stark
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415175197
Category: Social Science
Page: 356
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First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The New Sociology of Knowledge

The Life and Work of Peter L. Berger
Author: Michaela Pfadenhauer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351478443
Category: Social Science
Page: 175
View: 2008

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A classical sociologist can be defined as someone whose works occupied a central position among the sociological ideas and notions of an era. Following this criterion, Michaela Pfadenhauer demonstrates the relevance of Peter L. Berger's work to the sociology of knowledge. Pfadenhauer shows that Berger is not only a sociologist of religion, but one whose works are characterized by a sociology-of-knowledge perspective.Berger stands out among his fellow social scientists both quantitatively and qualitatively. He has written numerous books, which have been translated into many languages, and a multitude of essays in scholarly journals and popular magazines. For decades, he has played a role in shaping both public debate and social scientific discourse in America and far beyond.As a sociologist of knowledge, Berger has played three roles: he has been a theoretician of modern life, an analyst of modern religiosity, and an empiricist of global economic culture. In all areas, the focus on processes rather than status quo is characteristic of Berger's thinking. This book provides an in-depth view on the critical thinking of one of the most important sociologists that present times has to offer. It includes four written essays by Berger.

Embattled Reason

Essays on Social Knowledge
Author: Reinhard Bendix
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 9781412822442
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 480
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Embattled Reason constitutes an intellectual profile of one of America's preeminent sociologists. This collection of essays, published over the course of thirty years, embodies a series of intellectual choices in response to current concerns and to debates of the past, affording a coherent and unified view of Bendix's work as a whole. The articles are grouped under three headings. In "Conditions of Knowledge" the author is concerned with the value assumptions basic to the social sciences. Under "Theoretical Perspectives" the author presents the guiding considerations of his own work in a continuing dialogue with such thinkers as Tocqueville, Marx, Durkheim, and Weber. In the last section, "Studies of Modernization," Bendix takes up problems involved in an analysis of social change though a reexamination of evolutionist assumptions. Reinhard Bendix is professor of sociology and political science at the University of California, Berkeley.

Action Theory

Methodological Studies
Author: Helmut Staubmann
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 9783825875022
Category: Social Science
Page: 228
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The volume explores the legacy of the general theory of action in order to exploit it for contemporary debates on the methodology of the social sciences. It includes the important but so far unpublished Parsons manuscript "The Sociology of Knowledge and the History of Ideas" and essays by Thomas Fararo (University of Pittsburgh): "On the Foundations of Action Theory"; Victor Lidz (Drexel University) and Harold Bershady (University of Pennsylvania): "Parsons' Tacit Metatheory"; Giuseppe Sciortino (Universit degli studi di Trento): "Toward a Structural Theory of Social Pluralism"; David Sciulli (Texas A&M University): "Reformulating Parsons' Theory for Comparative Research Today"; Helmut Staubmann (University of Innsbruck): "The Affective Structure of the Social World." Helmut Staubmann is professor at the Institute for Sociology at the Leopold-Franzens-University, Innsbruck (Austria).

Exile and Creativity

Signposts, Travelers, Outsiders, Backward Glances
Author: Susan Rubin Suleiman
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822322153
Category: Psychology
Page: 449
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Essays from prominent critics on exile, displacement and homelessness.

The Death of White Sociology

Essays on Race and Culture
Author: Joyce A. Ladner
Publisher: Black Classic Press
ISBN: 9781574780079
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 476
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The Sociology of Knowledge

An Essay in Aid of a Deeper Understanding of the History of Ideas
Author: Stark F. Werner
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136226362
Category: Social Science
Page: 368
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First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Jewish Philosophy and the Crisis of Modernity

Essays and Lectures in Modern Jewish Thought
Author: Leo Strauss,Kenneth Hart Green
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791427736
Category: Philosophy
Page: 505
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Explores the impact on Jews and Judaism of the crisis of modernity, analyzing modern Jewish dilemmas and providing a prescription for their resolution.

Soziologische Phantasie


Author: C. Wright Mills
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 365810015X
Category: Social Science
Page: 325
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Soziologische Phantasie, die erstmals 1963 erschienene deutsche Übersetzung von C. Wright Mills‘ The Sociological Imagination, darf zurecht als Meilenstein wissenschaftlich-politischer Debatten in den Vereinigten Staaten betrachtet werden und zählt auch heute noch zu einer der wichtigsten Selbstkritiken der Soziologie. Mills schlägt hier einen dritten Weg zwischen bloßem Empirismus und abgehobener Theorie ein: Er plädiert für eine kritische Sozialwissenschaft, die sich weder bürokratisch instrumentalisieren lässt noch selbstverliebt vor sich hin prozessiert, sondern gesellschaftliche Bedeutung erlangt, indem sie den Zusammenhang von persönlichen Schwierigkeiten und öffentlichen Problemen erhellt. Eben dies sei Aufgabe und Verheißung einer Soziologie, die sich viel zu häufig „einer merkwürdigen Lust an der Attitüde des Unbeteiligten“ hingebe.

Essays on the Sociology of Perception


Author: Mary Douglas
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134557507
Category: Social Science
Page: 348
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First published in 1982, this is one of Mary Douglas' favourite books. It is based on her meetings with friends in which they attempt to apply the grip/group analysis from Natural Symbols. The essays have been important texts for preparing grid/group exercises ever since. She is still trying to improve the argument of Natural Symbols and is always hoping to find better applications to illustrate the power of the two dimensions used for accurate comparison.

The Sociology of Philosophical Knowledge


Author: Maren Kusch
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780792361503
Category: History
Page: 218
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Until 30 years ago, most sociologists believed that only knowledge in the humanities and social sciences is open to sociological analysis. This is no longer the case: a large number of studies have shown that the knowledge of science and technology also has the character of social institutions. The success of sociologists in understanding the social dimensions of science and technology has led to a relative decline of sociological studies of the humanities in general, philosophy in particular. This anthology seeks to correct that neglect. The authors seek to show that contextual and sociological sensitivity is crucial to an understanding of the very content of philosophical positions and controversies, and for recapturing the contingency in the history of philosophy. Readership: All students of the history of philosophy and sociologists of knowledge.

Minds of Our Own

Inventing Feminist Scholarship and Women’s Studies in Canada and Québec, 1966–76
Author: Wendy Robbins,Meg Luxton,Margrit Eichler,Francine Descarries
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
ISBN: 1554587743
Category: Social Science
Page: 414
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This book of personal essays by over forty women and men who founded women’s studies in Canada and Québec explores feminist activism on campus in the pivotal decade of 1966-76. The essays document the emergence of women’s studies as a new way of understanding women, men, and society, and they challenge some current preconceptions about “second wave” feminist academics. The contributors explain how the intellectual and political revolution begun by small groups of academics—often young, untenured women—at universities across Canada contributed to social progress and profoundly affected the way we think, speak, behave, understand equality, and conceptualize the academy and an academic career. A contextualizing essay documents the social, economic, political, and educational climate of the time, and a concluding chapter highlights the essays’ recurring themes and assesses the intellectual and social transformation that their authors helped set in motion. The essays document the appalling sexism and racism some women encounter in seeking admission to doctoral studies, in hiring, in pay, and in establishing the legitimacy of feminist perspectives in the academy. They reveal sources of resistance, too, not only from colleagues and administrators but from family members and from within the self. In so doing they provide inspiring examples of sisterly support and lifelong friendship.

Advances in Sociological Knowledge

Over half a Century
Author: Nikolai Genov
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3663092151
Category: Social Science
Page: 359
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Das englischsprachige Buch zieht eine Bilanz der widersprüchlichen intellektuellen Entwicklung der Soziologie über ein halbes Jahrhundert. Die Disziplin braucht diese Aufarbeitung der eigenen Erfahrung, um mit den neuen sozialen und kognitiven Herausforderungen fertig zu werden.

From Max Weber: Essays in Sociology


Author: H.H. Gerth,C. Wright Mills
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134688946
Category: Social Science
Page: 504
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First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Konservatismus

ein Beitrag zur Soziologie des Wissens
Author: Karl Mannheim,Volker Meja,Nico Stehr
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Conservatism
Page: 287
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Rescuing Reason

A Critique of Anti-Rationalist Views of Science and Knowledge
Author: Robert Nola
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401002894
Category: Science
Page: 559
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Do knowledge and science arise from the application of canons of rationality and scientific method? Or is all our scientific knowledge caused by socio-political factors, or by our interests in the socio-political - the view of sociologists of "knowledge"? Or does it result from interplay of relations of power - the view of Michel Foucault? Or does our knowledge arise from "the will to power" - the view of Nietzsche? This volume sets out to critically examine the theses of those who would debunk the idea of rational explanation. The book is wide-ranging. The theories of method of Quine, Kuhn, Feyerabend (amongst others) are discussed and related to the views of Marx, Foucault, Wittgenstein and Nietzsche as well as sociologists of science such as Mannheim and Bloor. The author provides a wide interpretative framework which links the doctrines espoused by many of these authors; it is argued that they inherit many of the difficulties in the Strong Programme in the sociology of "knowledge", and that they fail to reconcile the normativity of knowledge with their naturalism. It is argued that neither relativists, sceptics, nihilists, sociologists of "knowledge" nor the postmodernists successfully debunk the claims of rational explanation, far from it: these theorists presuppose much of the theory of methodology they deny.