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Cahnman, Werner J. (Werner Jacob) 1902-1980

Works: 104 works in 292 publications in 4 languages and 3,764 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Translator, Redactor
Classifications: HM51, 301
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Most widely held works by Werner J Cahnman
Sociology and history : theory and research by Werner J Cahnman( Book )

28 editions published between 1946 and 1964 in 3 languages and held by 925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How cities grew; the historical sociology of cities by Jean Louis Léopold Comhaire( Book )

19 editions published between 1959 and 1971 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jews & gentiles : a historical sociology of their relations by Werner J Cahnman( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Studies of the Jewish experience among peoples with whom they live share some similarities with the usual histories of anti-Semitism, but also some differences. When the focus is on anti-Semitism, Jewish history appears as a record of unmitigated hostility against the Jewish people and of passivity on their part. However, as Werner J. Cahnman demonstrates in this posthumous volume, Jewish-Gentile relations are far more complex. There is a long history of mutual contacts, positive as well as antagonistic, even if conflict continues to require particular attention. Cahnman's approach, while following a historical sequence, is sociological in conception. From Roman antiquity through the Middle Ages, into the era of emancipation and the Holocaust, and finally to the present American and Israeli scene, there are basic similarities and various dissimilarities, all of which are described and analyzed. Cahnman tests the theses of classical sociology implicitly, yet unobtrusively. He traces the socio-economic basis of human relations, which Marx and others have emphasized, and considers Jews a "marginal trading people" in the Park-Becker sense. Simmel and Toennies, he shows, understood Jews as "strangers" and "intermediaries." While Cahnman shows that Jews were not "pariahs," as Max Weber thought, he finds a remarkable affinity to Weber's Protestantism-capitalism argument in the tension of Jewish-Christian relations emerging from the bitter theological argument over usury. The primacy of Jewish-Gentile relations in all their complexity and variability is essential for the understanding of Jewish social and political history. This volume is a valuable contribution to that understanding."--Provided by publisher
Weber & Toennies : comparative sociology in historical perspective by Werner J Cahnman( Book )

22 editions published between 1993 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of selected essays by Werner J. Cahnman brings together out of scattered dispersion his writings about Max Weber, Ferdinand Toennies, and historical sociology. The great theoretical range and depth of his intellect and mastery of sociological thinking is apparent as he discusses the impact of romanticism on modern thought, and how Weber and Toennies both analyzed and reacted to modernity. Cahnman places Weber (1864-1920), the dominant figure in twentieth-century sociology, in the midst of the methodological controversies so characteristic of contemporary social science, and he fully discusses the overarching importance of Weberian ideal-type theory. Although less well-known than Weber, Toennies (1855-1936) was also a sociologist of the first rank. He is best remembered for his enormously influential twin concepts, Gemeinschaft and Gesellschaft, which contributed to our understanding of the historical and sociological basis for the change from premodern to modern societies. The essays in this volume establish Toennies' intellectual connections to Karl Marx, Max Weber, Emile Durkheim, and Herbert Spencer, and clarify his influence upon American sociology. Cahnman stood against strict separations between history and sociology, and his essays are all informed by a wonderful admixture of the theoretical and the concrete. They demonstrate how a genuine historical sociology, not unlike that of Weber and Toennies, can find and explain linkages between seemingly disparate events spanning time and place. This volume will be of interest to sociologists, political scientists, and intellectual historians
Intermarriage and Jewish life; a symposium by Werner J Cahnman( Book )

7 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ferdinand Tönnies. A new evaluation by Werner J Cahnman( Book )

14 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays over het werk van de Duitse socioloog Ferdinand Tönnies (1855-1936)
Ethnicity, identity, and history : essays in memory of Werner J. Cahnman by Joseph Maier( Book )

7 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- 1. An Introduction to His Life and Work -- 2. Interaction Between Cultures: Herder's Volk and Fichte's Nation -- 3. Structural Problems of Medieval Social History of Europe: Ideal Types and the Specific Meaning of the Words in Latin Sources -- 4. The Operation of the Performance Principle as a Task in the Shaping of Society -- 5. Locke's Liberal Theory of Parenthood -- 6. Vico's View of Jewish Exceptionalism -- 7. The Sociobiological Theory of Jewish Intellectual Achievement: A Sociological Critique -- 8. Some Sociohistorical Perspectives on Race Relations -- 9. A Race or Not a Race: The Question of Jewish Identity in the Year of the First Universal Races Congress -- 10. Urban Development: From Urban Types to Urban Phases -- 11. Perspectives on Poverty in Early American Sociology -- 12. Pluralism and Ethnicity -- 13. Moral Develoment, Authoritarian Distemper, and the Democratic Persuasion -- 14. Social and Communal Acculturation of German-Jewish Immigrants of the Nazi Period in the U.S -- 15. The Politics of American Jews: An Example of Ethnic Group Analysis -- 16. The Demography of Asian and African Jews in Israel -- 17. Partitioning and the Search for Core-Boundary Equilibrium: The Case Study of Israel -- Selected Bibliography -- Contributors -- Index
German Jewry : its history and sociology : selected essays by Werner J Cahnman( Book )

7 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essay on pp. 69-79, "Socioeconomic Causes of Antisemitism" (1957), proposes a sociological theory of antisemitism surveying the economic relations between Jews and Gentiles which have produced conflict situations from the Middle Ages to the present. Pp. 97-149, "The Jews in Munich, 1918-43" (1979), deal with successive anti-Jewish measures taken by the Nazis, largely from an autobiographical perspective. Pp. 151-158, "In the Dachau Concentration Camp: An Autobiographical Essay" (1964), recount the author's experiences in Dachau in November-December 1938
On sociology : pure, applied, and empirical : selected writings by Ferdinand Tönnies( Book )

12 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deutsche Juden : ihre Geschichte und Soziologie by Werner J Cahnman( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in German and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Völker und rassen im Urteil der Jugend. Ergebnisse einer Untersuchung an Müncher Schulen by Werner J Cahnman( Book )

8 editions published in 1965 in German and English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Judentum im Revolutionsjahr 1848 by Wolfgang Häusler( Book )

5 editions published in 1974 in German and Italian and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Völkische Rassenlehre; Darstellung, Kritik und Folgerungen by Werner J Cahnman( Book )

5 editions published in 1932 in German and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der ökonomische Pessimismus und das Ricardosche System by Werner J Cahnman( Book )

9 editions published between 1927 and 1929 in German and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social issues, geopolitics, and Judaica by Werner J Cahnman( )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume brings together thirty-four essays and ar- ticles by Werner J. Cahnman representing four decades (1940-1980) of work by an extraordinary, multidisciplinary scholar. Cahnman's work encompasses the experiences of a German Jewish refugee, an economist turned sociologist, and a scholar of Judaism. Part 1 contains personal and autobiographical writings and includes analyses of the cultural ambiguities of Jewish assimilation in Germany and Austria. Part 2 is devoted to sociological essays ranging from a critical assessment of Gunnar Myrdal's landmark study of the problems of race and democracy, An American Dilemma, to a probing look at the stigma of obesity, based on empirical research, a subject very much in the news today and that shows Cahnman ahead of his time. Part 3 offers some of Cahnman's most perceptive essays dealing with geopolitical themes. Included are theoretically based writings that help to clarify the methods and concepts of geopolitics, marking the intellectual beginnings of the global approach to world affairs. Here Cahnman broached the possibility of a united Europe (1944), realized sixty years later in the formation of the European Union. The twelve essays of Part 4 return to Cahnman's ever-present concern with Jews and Judaism. They present a wide-ranging historical-sociological view, from the Jews of Vienna in the 1930s to the American scene in the 1960s, to the still-unresolved problematics of Arab-Israeli relations, with Cahnman arguing for coexistence and a two-state solution for Jews and Arabs. The volume, carefully selected and assembled by the editors, presents for the first time essays representing the full range of Werner Cahnman's scholarship and thought. It will be of interest to students of sociology, history, political science, and Judaic studies."--Provided by publisher
Ferdinand Toennies on sociology: pure, applied, and empirical by Ferdinand Tönnies( Book )

6 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Clementine Kraemer by Werner J Cahnman( Book )

4 editions published between 1963 and 1964 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On sociology: pure, applied, and empirical. Selected writings, edited and with an introduction by Werner J. Cahnman and Rudolf Heberle by Ferdinand Tönnies( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Future of the sociological classics( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this important volume of specially commissioned essays, nine leading sociologists present their answers to the question, 'What use are the sociological classics today?' They report on the latest scholarship, on neglected features of the various masters, on promising applications and unrecognised implications
Die Juden in München, 1918-1943 by Werner J Cahnman( Book )

3 editions published in 1979 in German and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Jews & gentiles : a historical sociology of their relations
Ethnicity, identity, and history : essays in memory of Werner J. CahnmanSocial issues, geopolitics, and JudaicaEthnicity, identity, and history : essays in memory of Werner J. Cahnman
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Cahnman, W. J.

Cahnman, W. J. 1902-1980

Cahnman, W. J. (Werner Jacob), 1902-

Cahnman, W. J. (Werner Jacob), 1902-1980

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Cahnman, Werner J.

Cahnman, Werner J. 1902-1980

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Werner J. Cahnman deutscher, dann US-amerikanischer Soziologe

Werner J. Cahnman tysk professor

Werner Jacob Cahnman Duits socioloog (1902-1980)

Werner Jacob Cahnman sociólogo alemán

Werner Jacob Cahnman sociologue allemand

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