Man and Society in an Age of Reconstruction

Studies in Modern Social Structure
Author: Karl Mannheim
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780415136747
Category: Social Science
Page: 469
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First published in 1980. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company."

Toward a Science of Man in Society

A Positive Approach to the Integration of Social Knowledge
Author: K.W. Kapp
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401036608
Category: History
Page: 244
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THIS study is concerned with the search for a new unity of social knowledge and social inquiry. As such it is addressed to all those who see in the present compartmentalization and special ization of the social sciences the reason for the bewildering pro liferation of subject matters, the preoccupation with trivia and the failure to make the maximum use of our knowledge for human welfare. More specifically, I am addressing this book to those who are dealing with "interdisciplinary" problems such as the study of foreign areas, the analysis of sociocultural change, economic development of "backward" economies and the planning and teaching of "integrated" courses in the social sciences. The book suggests an answer to the question, How can our specialized knowledge about man and society be unified? As such the study reflects the conviction that all scientific knowledge, in order to make the greatest possible contribution to human welfare, must become comprehensive in character. In fact, such knowledge differs from popular and common-sense understanding precisely by the fact that it is systematically formulated and held together in terms of a few unifying conceptual frameworks. Indeed, all scientific understanding is, above all, an effort to simplify by unifying what has long appeared as unrelated and disparate. Those who believe that compartmentalization and specialization are the royal road to success in the social sciences may find this an irritating book.

Collected Works of Karl Mannheim

Author: Karl Mannheim
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780415144483
Category: Reference
Page: N.A
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This set collects together all of Mannheim's major English writings. Contents Volume One: Ideology and Utopia (1935) 0-415-06054-0: Volume Two: Man and Society in an Age of Reconstruction (1940) 0-415-13674-1: Volume Three: Diagnosis of Our Time (1943) 0-415-15081-7: Volume Four: Freedom, Power and Democratic Planning (1951) 0-415-15082-5: Volume Five: Essays on the Sociology of Knowledge (1952) 0-415-15083-3: Volume Six: Essays on Sociology and Social Psychology (1953) 0-415-13676-8: Volume Seven: Essays on the Sociology of Culture (1956) 0-415-07553-X: Volume Eight: Systematic Sociology(1957) 0-415-15084-1: Volume Nine: An Introduction to the Sociology of Education (1962) 0-415-15085-X: Volume Ten: Structures of Thinking (1982) 0-415-13675-X: Volume Eleven: Conservatism: An Introduction to the Sociology of Knowledge (1986) 0-415-13677-6:

Pause for Transition

An Analysis of the Relation of Man Mind and Society
Author: Bart Landheer
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401193657
Category: Philosophy
Page: 284
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The idea of the present study is basically a simple one. It attempts to reconcile the concept of social evolution with that of the structural unity of Man, an idea that is becoming increasingly dominant in the exact as well as in the social sciences. The idea of structure as it emerges from the social field is applied to the human mind as the ultimate cause of society. While pragmatism interpreted the mind as reacting as a whole, the concept of structure places the relation of Man versus his Environment in a different light, and attempts to determine the possible limits of social development. These problems are analyzed in a number of introductory chapters while the basic approach is illustrated by an analysis of some aspects of the growth of Western civilization. Some fictitious "case-studies" have been added in order to leave room for an imaginative interpretation which sometimes can bring out points which are more difficult to explain in "objective" language.

"Complicity with Evil"

The United Nations in the Age of Modern Genocide
Author: Adam LeBor
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300111712
Category: History
Page: 326
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A seasoned foreign correspondent shows how the United Nations values its own neutrality and interests above its founding mission of protecting humanity, with predictably tragic consequences.

My Age of Anxiety

Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of Mind
Author: Scott Stossel
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0385351321
Category: Psychology
Page: 416
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A riveting, revelatory, and moving account of the author’s struggles with anxiety, and of the history of efforts by scientists, philosophers, and writers to understand the condition As recently as thirty-five years ago, anxiety did not exist as a diagnostic category. Today, it is the most common form of officially classified mental illness. Scott Stossel gracefully guides us across the terrain of an affliction that is pervasive yet too often misunderstood. Drawing on his own long-standing battle with anxiety, Stossel presents an astonishing history, at once intimate and authoritative, of the efforts to understand the condition from medical, cultural, philosophical, and experiential perspectives. He ranges from the earliest medical reports of Galen and Hippocrates, through later observations by Robert Burton and Søren Kierkegaard, to the investigations by great nineteenth-century scientists, such as Charles Darwin, William James, and Sigmund Freud, as they began to explore its sources and causes, to the latest research by neuroscientists and geneticists. Stossel reports on famous individuals who struggled with anxiety, as well as on the afflicted generations of his own family. His portrait of anxiety reveals not only the emotion’s myriad manifestations and the anguish anxiety produces but also the countless psychotherapies, medications, and other (often outlandish) treatments that have been developed to counteract it. Stossel vividly depicts anxiety’s human toll—its crippling impact, its devastating power to paralyze—while at the same time exploring how those who suffer from it find ways to manage and control it. My Age of Anxiety is learned and empathetic, humorous and inspirational, offering the reader great insight into the biological, cultural, and environmental factors that contribute to the affliction.


A Heritage, a Challenge, a Promise
Author: J. Berting
Publisher: Eburon Uitgeverij B.V.
ISBN: 9059721209
Category: Social Science
Page: 233
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Modern Europe is a patchwork quilt in which a diverse array of national cultures have been pieced into one community. In Europe: A Heritage, a Challenge, a Promise, Jan Berting reckons with a continent at a turning point in its history, arguing that Europe must balance its urge to modernize with a respect for its shared legacy. As Europe struggles with the tension between its past and its future, Berting pinpoints challenges to modernization and proposes intriguing solutions. He addresses topics as varied as the rise of Islam, political liberalism, and individual freedoms in this comprehensive volume sure to interest all those invested in the future of Europe.

Army, Industry and Labour in Germany, 1914-1918

Author: Gerald Feldman
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1472577981
Category: History
Page: 586
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This innovative study by one of the leading specialists in the field examines the social and economic role of the German army in the nation's internal affairs during the First World War. This was the area in which the influence of the army was most direct and profound. Germany's wartime economic mobilisation was both planned and directed by the army, and as a consequence of this largely unanticipated responsibility, the army was compelled to cope with the great social conflicts of Imperial Germany. In the process of confronting the groups representing army and labour, the army paved the way for the establishment of collective bargaining in Germany and also created the foundations for the postwar inflation.

The Politics of Truth

Selected Writings of C. Wright Mills
Author: John H. Summers
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199887799
Category: Social Science
Page: 320
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C. Wright Mills was a radical public intellectual, a tough-talking, motorcycle-riding anarchist from Texas who taught sociology at Columbia University. Mills's three most influential books--The Power Elite, White Collar, and The Sociological Imagination--were originally published by OUP and are considered classics. The first collection of his writings to be published since 1963, The Politics of Truth contains 23 out-of-print and hard-to-find writings which show his growth from academic sociologist to an intellectual maestro in command of a mature style, a dissenter who sought to inspire the public to oppose the drift toward permanent war. Given the political deceptions of recent years, Mills's truth-telling is more relevant than ever. Seminal papers including "Letter to the New Left" appear alongside lesser known meditations such as "Are We Losing Our Sense of Belonging?" John Summers provides fresh insights in his introduction, which gives an overview of Mills's life and career. Summers has also written annotations that establish each piece's context and has drawn up a comprehensive bibliography of Mills's published and unpublished writings.

Gender and Power

Society, the Person and Sexual Politics
Author: Raewyn W. Connell
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745665276
Category: Social Science
Page: 352
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This book is an important introductory textbook on sexual politics and an original contribution to the reformulation of social and political theory. In a discussion of, among other issues, psychoanalysis, Marxism and feminist theories, the structure of gender relations, and working class feminism, Connell has produced a major work of synthesis and scholarship which will be of unique value to students and professionals in sociology, politics, women's studies and to anyone interested in the field of sexual politics. Visit

Acculturation and Occupation: A Study of the 1956 Hungarian Refugees in the United States

Author: S. Alexander Weinstock
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9401565635
Category: Social Science
Page: 127
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The plans for this study were formulated between I956 and I958. For some time then, I had been interested in the processes of personal and social accommodation and in the factors that were responsible for resistance to change. While a graduate student at Columbia University at that time, I was also affiliated with a multidisciplinary research group at Cornell University Medical Colleges studying the reactions of people of various cultural and social backgrounds to situations of stress. The Hungarian refugees were one of the groups being studied. I thus decided to undertake a study of the process of acculturation, the Hungarian refugees providing an ideal population. I did not expect to encounter any serious difficulties. Needless to say, the work was beset with every sort of diWculty, financial, conceptual, etc., that usually accompanies research projects. It is only now, more than a decade later, that I am able to present my findings in their final form. I am pleased to have this opportunity to express my in debtedness to the many people who made this study possible. I have been fortunate in having teachers, colleagues, and friends, often all in the same person, who helped me in the formulation of the problem, offered encouragement along every step, and taught me the very skills I was to use.

The Crosswinds of Freedom

Author: James MacGregor Burns
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453245200
Category: History
Page: 870
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A Pulitzer Prize winner’s “immensely readable” history of the United States from FDR’s election to the final days of the Cold War (Publishers Weekly). The Crosswinds of Freedom is an articulate and incisive examination of the United States during its rise to become the world’s sole superpower. Here is a young democracy transformed by the Great Depression, the Second World War, the Cold War, the rapid pace of technological change, and the distinct visions of nine presidents. Spanning fifty-six years and touching on many corners of the nation’s complex cultural tapestry, Burns’s work is a remarkable look at the forces that gave rise to the “American Century.”

Indian Social Problems (Vol-1)

Social Disorganization and Reconstruction
Author: G.R. Madan
Publisher: Allied Publishers
ISBN: 8184244533
Category: India
Page: 608
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This work is a comprehensive study of the social problems facing India at present. It is the first study of its kind and provides a coordinated picture of social problems confronted by India particularly after Independence. The revised editions now divided into five volumes. Volume One presents an analysis of the causes of Social and Personal Disorganization and deals with the problems of crime and juvenile delinquency, major social vices, maladjustment in institutions resulting in poverty and unemployment, population explosion, undernutrition, mass illiteracy, students’ indiscipline, moral degeneration, misuse of leisure, corruption, family disintegration and community conflicts in the form of casteism, provincialism, lingualism and communalism.

Uprooting and Development

Dilemmas of Coping with Modernization
Author: George V. Coelho
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1468437941
Category: Medical
Page: 538
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Uprooting has to do with one of the fundamental properties of human life-the need to change-and with the personal and societal mecha nisms for dealing with that need. As with the more general problems of change, uprooting can be a time of human disaster and desolation, or a time of adaptation and growth into new capacities. The special quality of uprooting is that the need to change is faced at a time of separation from accustomed social, cultural, and environ mental support systems. It is this separation from familiar supports that either renders the uprooted vulnerable to the destructive conse quences of change, or creates freedoms for their evolution into new and constructive patterns of life. Whether the outcomes will be destruc tive or constructive will be determined by the forces at work: the nature and power of the uprooting forces versus the personal and societal capacities for coping with them. Uprooting events are so widespread as to be compared with the major rites of life, but with the difference that dislocation is involved. Uprooting reaches from self-imposed movements such as rural-to urban migration, running away, and traveling abroad for schooling, to natural and man-made disasters such as earthquakes, political oppres sion, and war. The impacts vary from the need to adapt to. a new culture for an interim period of study to the desolating consequences of the total loss of family, friends, home, and country.

The Repression of Psychoanalysis

Otto Fenichel and the Freudians
Author: Russell Jacoby
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226390697
Category: Psychology
Page: 201
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Looks at a group of psychoanalysts who were driven out of Central Europe by the fascists and how they attempted to keep alive psychoanalysis's radical tradition

Modern Reconstruction of Classical Thought (Theoretical Logic in Sociology)

Talcott Parsons
Author: Jeffrey C. Alexander
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317808606
Category: Social Science
Page: 560
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In this volume the author maintains that sociology must learn to combine the insights of both Durkheim and Marx and that it can only do so on the presuppositional ground that Weber set forth. Alexander maintains that the idealist and materialist traditions must be transformed into analytic dimensions of multidimensional and synthetic theory. This volume focusses on the writing of Talcott Parsons, the only modern thinker who can be considered a true peer of the classical founders, and examines his own profoundly ambivalent attempt to carry out this analytic transformation.

The German Right, 1860-1920

Political Limits of the Authoritarian Imagination
Author: James Retallack
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442659181
Category: History
Page: 416
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Before the rise of Hitler and the Nazis, Germany was undergoing convulsive socioeconomic and political change. With unification as a nation state under Bismarck in 1871, Germany experienced the advent of mass politics, based on the principle of one man, one vote. The dynamic, diverse political culture that emerged challenged the adaptability of the 'interlocking directorate of the Right.' To serve as a bulwark of the authoritarian state, the Right needed to exploit traditional sources of power while mobilizing new political recruits, but until Emperor Wilhelm II's abdication in 1918 these aims could not easily be reconciled. In The German Right, 1860-1920, James Retallack examines how the authoritarian imagination inspired the Right and how political pragmatism constrained it. He explores the Right's regional and ideological diversity, and refuses to privilege the 1890s as the tipping point when the traditional politics of notables gave way to mass politics. Retallack also challenges the assumption that, if Imperial Germany was modern, it could not also have been authoritarian. Written with clear, persuasive prose, this wide-ranging analysis draws together threads of reasoning from German and Anglo-American scholars over the past 30 years and points the way for future research into unexplored areas.

The Feminine Character

History of an Ideology
Author: Viola Klein
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252002984
Category: Psychology
Page: 202
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