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From Karl Mannheim - Kurt H. Wolff

From Karl Mannheim

By: Kurt H. Wolff (Editor)

Paperback Published: 30th January 1993
ISBN: 9781560006572
Number Of Pages: 605

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Karl Mannheim's thought cuts across much of twentieth-century sociology, politics, history, philosophy, and psychology. This enlarged anthology convincingly demonstrates his centrality to present-day interpetive social and political theory. The posthumous publication of Structures of Thinking and the full text of Conservatism have made From Karl Mannheim more relevant than ever. This volume demonstrates Mannheim's self-awareness and self-critical rhetoric, his sensitivity to cultural contexts, his experimental approach to systems of ideology, his recognition of multiple modes of knowing, and other features of his unfinished theorizing.

There is a strong affinity between Mannheim and contemporary interest in problems of cultural interpretation. New sensitivity to the issue of relativism in both social and cultural studies also depends heavily on Mannheim. The recent demise of communism in Eastern Europe and Russia has focused attention once more on relations between intellectuals in politics, and Mannheim is arguably the most influential thinker who placed this relationship at the center of informed discussion. The range and variety of the articles in this volume reveal him, once again, as a formidable experimental and innovative thinker.

This expanded edition includes Mannheim's brilliant essay "The Problem of Generations." In a new substantial introduction, Volker Meja and David Kettler analyze previously unpublished writings by Mannheim. From Karl Mannheim is essential reading for social and political theorists, as well as for psychologists. As Emory S. Bogardus noted: "Mannheim's life-work is seen as an important, far-reaching and thoughtful complement to the work of sociologists who concentrate then- research in terms of behavioral science."

Introduction to the Transaction Edition
Introduction: A Reading of Karl Mannheimp. 1
A Review of Georg Lukacs' Theory of the Novelp. 131
On the Interpretation of Weltanschauungp. 136
The Problem of a Sociology of Knowledgep. 187
The Ideological and the Sociological Interpretation of Intellectual Phenomenap. 244
Conservative Thoughtp. 260
The Problem of Generationsp. 351
Competition as a Cultural Phenomenonp. 399
Problems of Sociology in Germanyp. 438
The Democratization of Culturep. 447
The Crisis of Liberalism and Democracy as seen from the Continental and Anglo-Saxon Points of Viewp. 523
On the Diagnosis of Our Timep. 526
Education, Sociology and the Problem of Social Awarenessp. 543
Indexp. 561
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ISBN: 9781560006572
ISBN-10: 1560006579
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 605
Published: 30th January 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.91 x 15.19  x 3.1
Weight (kg): 0.8
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition