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The Barbarism of Reason

The Barbarism of Reason Author Asher Horowitz
ISBN-10 9781442638570
Release 1994-12-16
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The recent renewal of interest in Max Weber evidences an attempt to enlist his thought in the service of a renewed dream of Enlightenment individualism. Yet he was the first twentieth-century thinker to fully appreciate the pervasiveness and ambiguity of rationalization which threatened to undermine the hopes of the Enlightenment. Asher Horowitz and Terry Maley present a collection of essays tracing the contemporary significance of Weber's work for the tradition of Enlightenment political thought and its critiques. In its critical inquiry into Weber's thought, The Barbarism of Reason continues the exploration of the limits and prospects of politics in a rationalizing society. The first section comprises a set of both historical and philosophical reflections on the political implications of Weber's central concepts such as disenchantment, rationality, and affectivity, the historical understanding, meaning, and domination. The second section examines the institutional and historical context that framed Weber's inquiries into structures of the modern mode of domination, as well as his understanding of the nature of the modern state. Among the topics broached are Weber's strategic intervention into the development of the liberal theory of the state as well as a critical examination of the theoretical and pre-theoretical roots of his construction of the subject. Another of the essays reveals the schizophrenic structure of modern subjectivity. The third and last section attempts to trace the vicissitudes of Weber's seminal problems concerning rationalization, power, and disenchantment through some of the most important responses to his work in the twentieth century.



Weber and the Weberians

Weber and the Weberians Author Lawrence Scaff
ISBN-10 9781137006271
Release 2014-06-06
Pages 216
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Understanding Max Weber's contribution to social theory is vital for students and scholars of social science. This insightful text offers critical discussion of Weber's ideas, focusing on their uses - how they have been appropriated and applied to contemporary events. Written by one of the world's leading Weber scholars, this is an essential read.



Race and the Totalitarian Century

Race and the Totalitarian Century Author Vaughn Rasberry
ISBN-10 9780674972995
Release 2016-10-03
Pages 410
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Vaughn Rasberry turns to black culture and politics for an alternative history of the totalitarian century. He shows how black writers reimagined the standard anti-fascist, anti-communist narrative through the lens of racial injustice, with the U.S. as a tyrannical force in the Third World but also an agent of Asian and African independence.



Sovereign States Or Political Communities

Sovereign States Or Political Communities Author Darrow Schecter
ISBN-10 071904569X
Release 2000
Pages 207
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Drawing on the writings of thinkers ranging from Kant, Hegel, Feuerbach and Marx to Weber, Schmitt, Benjamin, Adorno, and Arendt, this book explores the ideas, meaning, and history of civil society, its role in the 1989 revolutions, its role in new social movements and its relationship with the state and the economy.



Politics and Ethics

Politics and Ethics Author Patrick Hayden
ISBN-10 UOM:39015055859279
Release 2002-01-01
Pages 196
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Serving as a forum for a diverse array of views and issues, this book fosters the exploration of both theory and practice in the intersecting realms of politics and ethics. The essays presented here run the gamut of topics from global to state concerns; from the brutal conflict in East Timor to the impact of market forces in society. Scholarly research and viewpoints make this collection of papers an important resource for the studying and solving of political and ethical dilemmas.



Canadian Books in Print

Canadian Books in Print Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015054030351
Release 2003
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Books in Print Supplement

Books in Print Supplement Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105025888426
Release 2002
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Includes authors, titles, subjects.



International Books in Print

International Books in Print Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015040083787
Release 1996
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Books in Print

Books in Print Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105002106081
Release 1995
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Arts Humanities Citation Index

Arts   Humanities Citation Index Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015064552683
Release 1997
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The Interpretation of Cultures

The Interpretation of Cultures Author Clifford Geertz
ISBN-10 9780465093564
Release 2017-08-15
Pages 576
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In The Interpretation of Cultures, the most original anthropologist of his generation moved far beyond the traditional confines of his discipline to develop an important new concept of culture. This groundbreaking book, winner of the 1974 Sorokin Award of the American Sociological Association, helped define for an entire generation of anthropologists what their field is ultimately about.



Dust Tracks on a Road

Dust Tracks on a Road Author Zora Neale Hurston
ISBN-10 9780062010438
Release 2010-07-13
Pages 336
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From Zora Neale Hurston, one of the most important African American writers of the twentieth century, comes her riveting autobiography—now available in a limited Olive Edition. First published in 1942 at the height of her popularity, Dust Tracks on a Road is Zora Neale Hurston’s candid, funny, bold, and poignant autobiography—an imaginative and exuberant account of her rise from childhood poverty in the rural south to a prominent place among the leading artists and intellectuals of the Harlem Renaissance. As compelling as her acclaimed fiction, Hurston’s very personal literary self-portrait offers a revealing, often audacious glimpse into the life—public and private—of an extraordinary artist, anthropologist, chronicler, and champion of the Black experience in America. Full of the wit and wisdom of a proud, spirited woman who started off low and climbed high, Dust Tracks on a Road is a rare treasure from one of literature’s most cherished voices. “Warm, witty, imaginative. . . . This is a rich and winning book.”—The New Yorker



Reading Freire and Habermas

Reading Freire and Habermas Author Raymond Allen Morrow
ISBN-10 9780807742020
Release 2002
Pages 211
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In this book, two well-known scholars of critical educational studies provide a compelling introduction to the thoughts of Brazilian educator Paulo Freire and German critical theorist Jurgen Habermas. The book compares their theories in-depth and situates their thinking in relation to other social theories and philosophies of education. The authors demonstrate that, despite their differences, these philosophers share crucial views on science, society, critical social psychology, and educational praxis that are mutually illuminating and offer a new point of departure for a critical theory of education.



The Meanings of Social Life

The Meanings of Social Life Author Jeffrey C. Alexander
ISBN-10 9780195306408
Release 2006
Pages 296
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Presents an approach to how culture works in societies. Exposing our everyday myths and narratives in a series of empirical studies that range from Watergate to the Holocaust, this work shows how these unseen cultural structures translate into concrete actions and institutions.



Baroque Reason

Baroque Reason Author Prof Christine Buci-Glucksmann
ISBN-10 1446223329
Release 1994-01-01
Pages 192
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In this fascinating book, Christine Buci-Glucksmann explores the condition of modernity - alienation, melancholy, nostalgia - through the works of a number of writers and philosophers, including the social and aesthetic philosophy of Walter Benjamin. The author examines Baudelaire's haunting image of the city and its profound effect on conceptions of modernity. She goes on to consider how such influential figures as Nietzsche, Adorno, Musil, Barthes and Lacan constitute a baroque paradigm, united by their allegorical style, their conflation of aesthetics with ethics and their subject matter - death, catastrophe, sexuality, myth, the female. In her exegesis of these fundamental themes Buci-Glucksmann proposes an epistemology beyond postmodernism. This extraordinary exposition of a baroque reason for modernity sheds new light on a number of themes central to modern social theory.



The Terms of Order

The Terms of Order Author Cedric J. Robinson
ISBN-10 9781469628226
Release 2016-03-09
Pages 310
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Do we live in basically orderly societies that occasionally erupt into violent conflict, or do we fail to perceive the constancy of violence and disorder in our societies? In this classic book, originally published in 1980, Cedric J. Robinson contends that our perception of political order is an illusion, maintained in part by Western political and social theorists who depend on the idea of leadership as a basis for describing and prescribing social order. Using a variety of critical approaches in his analysis, Robinson synthesizes elements of psychoanalysis, structuralism, Marxism, classical and neoclassical political philosophy, and cultural anthropology in order to argue that Western thought on leadership is mythological rather than rational. He then presents examples of historically developed "stateless" societies with social organizations that suggest conceptual alternatives to the ways political order has been conceived in the West. Examining Western thought from the vantage point of a people only marginally integrated into Western institutions and intellectual traditions, Robinson's perspective radically critiques fundamental ideas of leadership and order.



Bourdieu s Secret Admirer in the Caucasus

Bourdieu s Secret Admirer in the Caucasus Author Georgi M. Derluguian
ISBN-10 0226142825
Release 2005-07-15
Pages 406
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Bourdieu's Secret Admirer in the Caucasus is a gripping account of the developmental dynamics involved in the collapse of Soviet socialism. Fusing a narrative of human agency to his critical discussion of structural forces, Georgi M. Derluguian reconstructs from firsthand accounts the life story of Musa Shanib—who from a small town in the Caucasus grew to be a prominent leader in the Chechen revolution. In his examination of Shanib and his keen interest in the sociology of Pierre Bourdieu, Derluguian discerns how and why this dissident intellectual became a nationalist warlord. Exploring globalization, democratization, ethnic identity, and international terrorism, Derluguian contextualizes Shanib's personal trajectory from de-Stalinization through the nationalist rebellions of the 1990s, to the recent rise in Islamic militancy. He masterfully reveals not only how external economic and political forces affect the former Soviet republics but how those forces are in turn shaped by the individuals, institutions, ethnicities, and social networks that make up those societies. Drawing on the work of Charles Tilly, Immanuel Wallerstein, and, of course, Bourdieu, Derluguian's explanation of the recent ethnic wars and terrorist acts in Russia succeeds in illuminating the role of human agency in shaping history.