Emile Durkheim, His Life and Work

A Historical and Critical Study

Author: Steven Lukes

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804712835

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 676

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This study of Durkheim seeks to help the reader to achieve a historical understanding of his ideas and to form critical judgments about their value. To some extent these tow aims are contradictory. On the one hand, one seeks to understand: what did Durkheim really mean, how did he see the world, how did his ideas related to one another and how did they develop, how did they related to their biographical and historical context, how were they received, what influence did they have and to what criticism were they subjected, what was it like not to make certain distinctions, not to see certain errors, of fact or of logic, not to know what has subsequently become known? On the other hand, one seeks to assess: how valuable and how valid are the ideas, to what fruitful insights and explanations do they lead, how do they stand up to analysis and to the evidence, what is their present value? Yet it seems that it is only by inducing oneself not to see and only by seeing them that one can make a critical assessment. The only solution is to pursue both aims--seeing and not seeing--simultaneously. More particularly, this book has the primary object of achieving that sympathetic understanding without which no adequate critical assessment is possible. It is a study in intellectual history which is also intended as a contribution to sociological theory.

Klassiker der Sozialwissenschaften

100 Schlüsselwerke im Portrait

Author: Samuel Salzborn

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658132132

Category: Social Science

Page: 430

View: 8538

Der vorliegende Band stellt 100 zentrale Titel vor und liefert einerseits Stichworte zu Leben und Gesamtwerk der AutorInnen, legt andererseits den zentralen Fokus auf das Schlüsselwerk, dessen Titel man in jedem Studium hören wird, der als geflügeltes Wort durch die Feuilletons geistert und zahlreiche Reden schmückt. Es gibt sozialwissenschaftliche Werke, die muss man kennen: egal, ob man Soziologie oder Politikwissenschaft, Sozialpsychologie, Ethnologie, Erziehungswissenschaft oder Geschlechterforschung studiert oder sich für sozialwissenschaftliche Fragestellungen aus dem Blickwinkel affiner Fächer wie Geschichte, Rechtswissenschaft oder Philosophie interessiert. Der Band soll die (Lese-)Lust an den sozialwissenschaftlichen Klassikern (neu) wecken und „Appetit“ auf das Gesamtwerk einzelner AutorInnen machen.​

Soziale Differenzierung

Zur Geschichte einer Idee

Author: Niklas Luhmann

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3663113965

Category: Social Science

Page: 252

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Social Theory

Its Origins, History, and Contemporary Relevance

Author: Daniel W. Rossides

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781882289509

Category: Social Science

Page: 389

View: 332

Social Theory: Its Origins, History, and Contemporary Relevance analyzes the tradition of social theory in terms of its origins and changes in kind of societies. Rossides provides a full discussion of the sociohistorical environments that generated Western social theory with a focus on the contemporary modern world. While employing a sociology of knowledge approach that identifies theories as aristocratic versus democratic, liberal versus socialist and also liberal feminist versus radical feminist; it attempts to construct a scientific, unified social theory in the West. Additionally, it also features African American theory, American culture studies, political and legal philosophy, and environmental theory.

Politische Theorien im Zeitalter der Ideologien

1789-1945

Author: Klaus von Beyme

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 9783531138756

Category: Political Science

Page: 1001

View: 3896

Mit diesem Buch wird erstmals wieder eine Gesamtschau der politischen Theorie im Zeitalter der Revolutionen und Ideologien (1789 - 1945) vorgelegt, die den ganzen europäischen Horizont in den Blick nimmt. Die Darstellung geht von der Spaltung des politischen Denkens seit der Französischen Revolution aus und verfolgt die Theorieentwicklung innerhalb der großen politischen Grundströmungen des Liberalismus, des Konservativismus und des Sozialismus. Insgesamt werden rund 170 wichtige Theoretiker aus den 6 maßgeblichen europäischen Ländern (Frankreich, Großbritannien, Deutschland, Italien, Spanien und Russland) vorgestellt und in den historischen, politischen, gesellschaftlichen und sozialen Horizont ihrer Zeit eingeordnet. Dabei treten nicht nur die nationalen Traditionen politischen Denkens deutlich hervor, sondern auch "Normalwege" und "Sonderwege" der Theorieentwicklung in den jeweiligen Ländern. Das Buch behandelt die biographischen, sozialen und beruflichen Hintergründe der einzelnen Theoretiker und wagt abschließend eine Gesamtbewertung von politischer Theorie und ihrer Beziehung zu Politik und Geschichte des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts. Ursprünglich aus Vorlesungen entstanden bietet dieser Band einen sehr lesenswerten Einblick in die politische Seele des ideologischen Zeitalters.

Capitalism and Classical Social Theory, Second Edition

Author: John Bratton,David Denham

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 144260655X

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

View: 7548

Most texts on classical social theory offer exhaustive coverage of every possible theorist, making it difficult to use the book in one semester. Capitalism and Classical Social Theory, Second Edition represents a departure from this approach by offering solid coverage of the classical triumvirate (Marx, Durkheim, and Weber), but also extending the canon strategically to include Simmel, four early female theorists, and the writings of Du Bois. The result is a manageable, but thorough, examination of the key classical theorists. The second edition has been updated throughout and includes two new chapters: one on Weber and rationalization, and one on Du Bois and his writings on race. A new concluding chapter links classical theory to current developments in capitalism during an age of austerity.

Diskurs über Sprache

Festschrift für Edmund Braun zum 65. Geburtstag

Author: Holger Burckhart

Publisher: Königshausen & Neumann

ISBN: 9783884798935

Category: Language and languages

Page: 283

View: 3189

Understanding Modernity

Toward a new perspective going beyond Durkheim and Weber

Author: Richard Munch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136875638

Category: Social Science

Page: 360

View: 4858

First Published in 1988, this volume works towards a new understanding and exploration of the rise and development of modern society, taking its lead from two classical theorists, Emile Durkheim and Max Weber. The key concept of this approach is the 'interpenetration' of different spheres of action. Richard Münch begins with an exploration of the points of convergence and divergence in the works of Durkheim and Weber. He then builds, from Durkheim, a new theory of social order as a complex set of ordering, dynamizing, identity-producing and goal-setting factors. Münch also constructs a new theory of personality development, based on Durkheim's view of the duality of human nature. He concludes by assessing weber's contribution to our understanding of how modern social order emerged, showing that the unique features of modern society emerged from the 'interpenetration' of cultural, political, communal and economic spheres in action.

Fifty Key Thinkers on Religion

Author: Gary Kessler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136662405

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Fifty Key Thinkers on Religion is an accessible guide to the most important and widely studied theorists on religion of the last 300 years. Arranged chronologically, the book explores the lives, works and ideas of key writers across a truly interdisciplinary range, from sociologists to psychologists. Thinkers covered include: Friedrich Nietzsche James Frazer Sigmund Freud Emile Durkheim Ludwig Wittgenstein Mary Douglas Talal Asad Søren Kierkegaard Providing an indispensable one volume map of our understanding of religion in the west, the book is fully cross-referenced throughout and provides authoritative guides to important primary and secondary texts for students wishing to take their studies further.

Emile Durkheim

Selected Writings on Education

Author: W.S.F Pickering

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136630376

Category: Education

Page: 620

View: 8968

Emile Durkheim is widely lauded as one of the founding fathers of modern Sociology and for his substantial contribution to the sociology of education. This set brings some of his most important writings on the subject together for the first time.

A Social Theory of the Nation-State

The Political Forms of Modernity Beyond Methodological Nationalism

Author: Daniel Chernilo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134150113

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

View: 8194

A Social Theory of the Nation-State: the political forms of modernity beyond methodological nationalism, construes a novel and original social theory of the nation-state. It rejects nationalistic ways of thinking that take the nation-state for granted as much as globalist orthodoxy that speaks of its current and definitive decline. Its main aim is therefore to provide a renovated account of the nation-state’s historical development and recent global challenges via an analysis of the writings of key social theorists. This reconstruction of the history of the nation-state into three periods: classical (K. Marx, M. Weber, E. Durkheim) modernist (T. Parsons, R. Aron, R. Bendix, B. Moore) contemporary (M. Mann, E. Hobsbawm, U. Beck, M. Castells, N. Luhmann, J. Habermas) For each phase, it introduces social theory’s key views about the nation-state, its past, present and future. In so doing this book rejects methodological nationalism, the claim that the nation-state is the necessary representation of the modern society, because it misrepresents the nation-state’s own problematic trajectory in modernity. And methodological nationalism is also rejected because it is unable to capture the richness of social theory’s intellectual canon. Instead, via a strong conception of society and a subtler notion of the nation-state, A Social Theory of the Nation-State tries to account for the ‘opacity of the nation-state in modernity’.

Barbarism and Civilization

A History of Europe in Our Time

Author: Bernard Wasserstein

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198730743

Category: History

Page: 901

View: 2177

Looks at the politics, economy, history, and culture of Europe during the twentieth-century.

Suicide in Nazi Germany

Author: Christian Goeschel

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191567566

Category: History

Page: 264

View: 8854

The suicides of Hitler, Goebbels, Bormann, Himmler, and later Goering at the end of World War II were only the most prominent in a suicide epidemic that has no historical parallel and that can tell us much about the Third Reich's peculiar self-destructiveness and the depths of Nazi fanaticism. Looking at the suicides of both Nazis and ordinary people in Germany from the end of World War I until the end of World War II, Christian Goeschel shows how suicides among different population groups, including supporters, opponents, and victims of the regime, responded to the social, cultural, economic, and political context of the time. Richly grounded in gripping and previously unpublished source material Suicide in Nazi Germany offers a new perspective on the central social and political crises of the era, from revolution, economic collapse, and the rise of the Nazis, to Germany's total defeat in 1945.

The Politics of the American Dream

Democratic Inclusion in Contemporary American Political Culture

Author: C. Ghosh

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137289058

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 2614

The Politics of the American Dream analyzes the role of the 'American Dream' in contemporary American political culture. Utilizing analytic political theory, Ghosh creates a unique picture of Dream Politics, and shows the effect on the landscape of American politics.

Global Solidarity

Author: Lawrence Wilde

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 074867456X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 304

View: 1642

This book explores the development of the goal of human solidarity at a time when the processes of globalisation offer the conditions for the development of a harmonious global community.