On Symbols and Society


Author: Kenneth Burke,Joseph R. Gusfield
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226080789
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 342
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Kenneth Burke's innovative use of dramatism and dialectical method have made him a powerful critical force in an extraordinary variety of disciplines—education, philosophy, history, psychology, religion, and others. While most widely acclaimed as a literary critic, Burke has elaborated a perspective toward the study of behavior and society that holds immense significance and rich insights for sociologists. This original anthology brings together for the first time Burke's key writings on symbols and social relations to offer social scientists access to Burke's thought. In his superb introductory essay, Joseph R. Gusfield traces the development of Burke's approach to human action and its relationship to other similar sources of theory and ideas in sociology; he discusses both Burke's influence on sociologists and the limits of his perspective. Burke regards literature as a form of human behavior—and human behavior as embedded in language. His lifework represents a profound attempt to understand the implications for human behavior based on the fact that humans are "symbol-using animals." As this volume demonstrates, the work that Burke produced from the 1930s through the 1960s stands as both precursor and contemporary key to recent intellectual movements such as structuralism, symbolic anthropology, phenomenological and interpretive sociology, critical theory, and the renaissance of symbolic interaction.

Authors of Their Own Lives

Intellectual Autobiographies
Author: Bennett M. Berger
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520065567
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 503
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Prominent sociologists discuss their mode of analyzing data, their writing styles, and the factors that led to their career selection

Kenneth Burke

Rhetoric and Ideology
Author: Stephen Bygrave
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134976186
Category: Philosophy
Page: 144
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Kenneth Burke: Rhetoric and Ideology is a lucid and accessible introduction to a major twentieth-century thinker those ideas have influenced fields as diverse as literary theory, philosophy, linguistics, politics and anthropology. Stephen Bygrave explores the content of Burke's vast output of work, focusing especially on his preoccupation with the relation between language, ideology and action. By considering Burke as a reader and writer of narratives and systems, Bygrave examines the inadequacies of earlier readings of Burke and unfolds his thought within current debates in Anglo-American cultural theory. This is an excellent re-evaluation of Burke's thought and valuble introduction to the impressive range of his ideas.

Emile Durkheim on Morality and Society


Author: Emile Durkheim
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226173368
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 244
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Selections from Durkheim's writings focus on the nature of his conception of society and its moral context

On Charisma and Institution Building


Author: Max Weber
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226877242
Category: Social Science
Page: 313
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This selection from Max Weber's writings presents his variegated work from one central focus, the relationship between charisma on the one hand, and the process of institution building in the major fields of the social order such as politics, law, economy, and culture and religion on the other. That the concept of charisma is crucially important for understanding the processes of institution building is implicit in Weber's own writings, and the explication of this relationship is perhaps the most important challenge which Weber's work poses for modern sociology. Max Weber on Charisma and Institution Building is a volume in "The Heritage of Sociology," a series edited by Morris Janowitz. Other volumes deal with the writings of George Herbert Mead, William F. Ogburn, Louis Wirth, W. I. Thomas, Robert E. Park, and the Scottish Moralists—Adam Smith, David Hume, Adam Ferguson, and others.

Comparative civilizations and multiple modernities. 1(2003)


Author: Shmuel Noah Eisenstadt
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004125346
Category: Social Science
Page: 1
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Annotation. This collection of essays provides an analysis of the dynamics of Civilizations. The processes of globalization and of world history are described from a comparative sociological point of view in a Weberian tradition. These essays were written between 1974 and 2002 by one of the most eminent sociologists of today.

Soziologische Grundbegriffe


Author: Max Weber
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3843030332
Category: Social Science
Page: 48
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Max Weber: Soziologische Grundbegriffe Aus: »Grundriss der Sozialökonomik«, III. Abt.: Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft, I. Teil (1. Lieferung), Kap. I, Tübingen (Mohr Siebeck) 1921. Vollständige Neuausgabe. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2015. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage. Gesetzt aus Minion Pro, 11 pt.

New Models In Geography


Author: PhD Richard Peet,Professor Nigel Thrift
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317853784
Category: Science
Page: 408
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First published in 1989. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Classical Sociological Theory


Author: Bert N. Adams,R A Sydie
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1452264481
Category: Social Science
Page: 384
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A concise, yet surprisingly comprehensive theory text, given the range of ideas, historical context, and theorists discussed. Unlike other books of the type, Classical Sociological Theory focuses on how the pivotal theories contributed not only to the development of the field, but also to the evolution of ideas concerning social life.

Sociological Theory


Author: Bert N. Adams,R. A. Sydie
Publisher: Pine Forge Press
ISBN: 9780761985570
Category: Social Science
Page: 612
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This concise text, covers both classical and contemporary social thought. It traces the major schools of thought over the past 150 years as they appear and reappear in different chapters and looks at important new voices in social theory. The treatment of individual theories and theorists is balanced with the development of key themes and ideas about social life.

From Plato to NATO

The Idea of the West and Its Opponents
Author: David Gress
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684827891
Category: History
Page: 610
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Presents a history of Western civilization's origins and identity

Symbols that Bind, Symbols that Divide

The Semiotics of Peace and Conflict
Author: Scott L. Moeschberger,Rebekah A. Phillips DeZalia
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319054643
Category: Psychology
Page: 222
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This work explores the function of both divisive and uniting symbols in various conflict settings around the world. It takes a fairly broad perspective on what constitutes a symbol, to include objects such as flags, signs, language, and monuments, all of which convey conflicting meanings in a society affected by conflict. In addition, the authors include commemorations and other dynamic events that serve as a means for groups or individuals to connect with past generations, celebrate a heritage, and possibly express religiosity. In order to provide context for the nuances surrounding the symbols, there are brief historical overviews for each conflict featured in the volume. In each chapter, three issues are emphasized: the particular symbols that are divisive in the specific culture; how these symbols were used to perpetuate conflict; and how these symbols can be used or modified to bring unification. Contributions come from authors from around the world that have conducted empirical studies on intergroup relationships or have provided significant academic contributions in the area of symbols and collective memories represented in theoretical publications. Taken together, the contents of the volume provide a rich tapestry of intellectual analyses to the diverse selection of conflict settings from around the globe. In addition to the nine case studies, there is an introductory chapter, which grounds the discussion in current peace psychology literature as well as provides future directions. This volume is a valuable resource to many, as the focus on symbols can span many disciplines such as political science, anthropology, sociology, psychology, and art. Furthermore, it is of significant interest to all scholars and peace activists studying these various countries and their conflicts.

The Tempest

Third Series
Author: William Shakespeare,Virginia Mason Vaughan,Alden T. Vaughan
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1903436087
Category: Drama
Page: 366
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A new edition of The Tempest which brings alive the rich interpretative possibilities of this most popular play.

Remembering the Alamo

Memory, Modernity, and the Master Symbol
Author: Richard R. Flores
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 9780292725409
Category: Social Science
Page: 192
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"Remember the Alamo!" reverberates through Texas history and culture, but what exactly are we remembering? Over nearly two centuries, the Mexican victory over an outnumbered band of Alamo defenders has been transformed into an American victory for the love of liberty. Why did the historical battle of 1836 undergo this metamorphosis in memory and mythology to become such a potent master symbol in Texan and American culture? In this probing book, Richard Flores seeks to answer that question by examining how the Alamo's transformation into an American cultural icon helped to shape social, economic, and political relations between Anglo and Mexican Texans from the late nineteenth to the mid-twentieth centuries. In the first part of the book, he looks at how the attempts of heritage society members and political leaders to define the Alamo as a place have reflected struggles within Texas society over the place and status of Anglos and Mexicans. In the second part, he explores how Alamo movies and the transformation of Davy Crockett into an Alamo hero/martyr have advanced deeply racialized, ambiguous, and even invented understandings of the past.

Verbales Judo

Die sanfte Kunst der Überzeugung
Author: George J. Thompson,Jerry B. Jenkins
Publisher: MVG Verlag
ISBN: 3961212090
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 320
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Mit diesem Longseller aus den USA lernt der Leser, wie er die größten Kommunikationsfehler durch einfache, leicht zu merkende Strategien vermeiden kann. Verbales Judo ist die Kunst, auf jeden Schlagabtausch perfekt vorbereitet zu sein. Effektiver zuhören und sprechen, andere durch Empathie für sich einnehmen, Konflikte entschärfen und einvernehmlich mit dem Partner oder dem Chef eine Lösung finden: All das und noch viel mehr verspricht George J. Thompson. Mit diesen Tipps muss man keinen Konflikt mehr scheuen!

Sociology


Author: George Andrew Lundberg
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Sociology
Page: 771
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