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Shils, Edward 1910-1995

Works: 230 works in 1,171 publications in 6 languages and 25,057 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Creator, Other, Contributor, Honoree, pre, wpr, ed, Speaker, Adapter
Classifications: HM24, 301
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Most widely held works by Edward Shils
Toward a general theory of action by Talcott Parsons( Book )

99 editions published between 1951 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This new edition introduces the social science audiences of a new century to one of the classic highlights of the mid-twentieth century. This is the most general statement of the general theory of action as it was developed by its principle exponent, Talcott Parsons, and his close collaborators who formed the core of the fabled department of social relations at Harvard University. Toward a General Theory of Action is an extremely ambitious formulation of the ingredients, dimensions, and ranges that determine human behavior. Parsons and Shils enunciate principles that are at the core of contemporary social science preoccupations-including the precarious balance between social integration and conflict. The volume is at once universal in intent and highly personal, an expression of Parsons' thought, one of the most notable sociological theorists of the century. Finally, the book symbolizes the interdisciplinary impulse that typified a widespread belief in the unity of the sciences. This edition includes the collaborative group's introductory statement, Richard Sheldon's essay on the theoretical and philosophical status of the general theory of action, and "Values, Motives and Systems of Action" by Parsons and Shils."--Back cover
Ideology and utopia; an introduction to the sociology of knowledge by Karl Mannheim( Book )

68 editions published between 1936 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

2 copies in Circulation
Tradition by Edward Shils( Book )

36 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tradition, by esteemed sociologist Edward Shils, was the first book to fully explore the history, significance, and future of tradition as a whole. Intent on questioning the meaning of the antitraditionalist impulse in today's society, Shils argues here that the tendency to distrust and rebel against tradition is at the heart of tradition itself; only through suspicion and defiance does tradition actually move forward. Revealing the importance of tradition to social and political institutions, technology, science, literature, religion, and scholarship, Tradition remains the definitive work on this vital element of our society.--provided by publisher
Man and society in an age of reconstruction; studies in modern social structure by Karl Mannheim( Book )

56 editions published between 1940 and 1997 in English and German and held by 1,072 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1980. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
The methodology of the social sciences by Max Weber( Book )

40 editions published between 1949 and 2015 in English and held by 965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Max Weber wrote the essays in this book, as all useful methodological essays, in the closest intimacy with actual research and against a background of constant and intensive meditation on substantive problems in the theory and strategy of the social sciences. They were written in the years between 1903 and 1917, the most productive years of Max Weber's life, when he was working on his studies in the sociology of religion and on the second and third parts of Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft. Even before Weber achieved fame, he had done important work in economic and legal history and had taught economic theory as the incumbent of one of the most famous chairs in Germany. On the basis of original investigations, he had acquired a specialist's knowledge of the details of German economic and social structure. His always vital concern for the political prosperity of Germany among the nations thrust him deeply into discussion of political ideals and programs. Weber did not come to the methodology of the social sciences as an outsider who seeks to impose standards on practices and problems of which he is ignorant. His methodology still holds interest for us. Some of its shortcomings in the volume, from the contemporary viewpoint, may be attributed to the fact that some of the methodological problems that he treated could not be satisfactorily resolved prior to certain actual developments in research technique. These qualifications aside, the work remains a pioneering work in large scale social research, from one of the field's masters
The torment of secrecy : the background and consequences of American security policies by Edward Shils( Book )

37 editions published between 1956 and 1996 in English and held by 935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Edward Shils's The Torment of Secrecy is one of the few minor classics to emerge from the cold war years of anticommunism and McCarthyism in the United States. Mr. Shils's "torment" is not only that of the individual caught up in loyalty and security procedures; it is also the torment of the accuser and judge. This essay in sociological analysis and political philosophy considers the cold war preoccupation with espionage, sabotage, and subversion at home, assessing the magnitude of such threats and contrasting it to the agitation - by lawmakers, investigators, and administrators - so wildly directed against the "enemy." Mr. Shils, widely regarded as one of the world's most influential social thinkers, has written an examination of a recurring American characteristic that is as timely as ever."--Jacket
The intellectuals and the powers, and other essays by Edward Shils( Book )

28 editions published between 1972 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu nei rong fen san bu fen,Lun shu le dang dai zhi shi fen zi yu quan li de guan xi
Mass media and mass communication by Peter Davison( Book )

91 editions published between 1978 and 1983 in English and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Working papers in the theory of action by Talcott Parsons( Book )

31 editions published between 1953 and 1981 in 3 languages and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Center and periphery : essays in macrosociology by Edward Shils( Book )

13 editions published between 1975 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life or death: ethics and options by Or.) Reed College (Portland( Book )

18 editions published between 1968 and 1970 in English and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Criteria for scientific development: public policy and national goals; a selection of articles from Minerva by Edward Shils( Book )

18 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Culture and its creators : essays in honor of Edward Shils( Book )

4 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History, truth, liberty : selected writings of Raymond Aron by Raymond Aron( Book )

8 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The academic ethic by Edward Shils( Book )

16 editions published between 1983 and 1987 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political development in the new states by Edward Shils( Book )

41 editions published between 1960 and 1968 in 3 languages and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The calling of sociology and other essays on the pursuit of learning by Edward Shils( Book )

12 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The constitution of society by Edward Shils( Book )

11 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The calling of education : the academic ethic and other essays on higher education by Edward Shils( Book )

19 editions published in 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Throughout his long and prolific career, Edward Shils brought an extraordinary knowledge of academic institutions to discussions about higher education. The Calling of Education features Shils's most illuminating and incisive writing on this topic from the last twenty-five years of his life. The first essay, "The Academic Ethic," articulates the unique ethical demands of the academic profession and directs special attention to the integration of teaching and research. Other pieces, including Shils's renowned Jefferson lectures, focus on perennial issues in higher learning: the meaning of academic freedom, the connection between universities and the state, and the criteria for appointing individuals to academic positions. Edward Shils understood the university as a great symphonic conductor comprehends the value of each instrument and section, both separately and in cooperation. The Calling of Education offers Shils's insightful perspective on problems that are no less pressing than when he first confronted them"--Book cover
The order of learning : essays on the contemporary university by Edward Shils( Book )

12 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To understand the modern university and the contemporary crisis of higher education we must consider its central issues. The Order of Learning thoughtfully considers the problems facing higher education by focusing on some of the main underlying factors: the relationship of higher education to government, academic freedom, the responsibilities of the academic profession, among others. Edward Shils believes that higher education has a central role in modern society, and that the distractions of the recent past, including undue pressures from government, the fads of some students and faculty, and increasing involvement of the post-secondary education with day-to-day questions, have damaged higher education by deflecting it from its essential commitment to teaching, learning, and research. The Order of Learning will be of great interest to educators and students alike, as well as those interested in the future of higher education in the United States
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History, truth, liberty : selected writings of Raymond Aron
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Edward Shils Amerikaans socioloog (1910-1995)

Edward Shils US-amerikanischer Soziologe und Übersetzer

Shils, E.

Shils, E. A.

Shils, E. A. 1910-1995

Shils, Edward.

Shils, Edward 1910-1995

Shils, Edward A.

Shils, Edward A. 1910-1995

Shils, Edward A. (Edward Albert), 1910-1995

Shils, Edward Albert

Shils, Edward Albert 1910-1995

Shils, Edward Albert 1911-

Shils, Edwards

Shils, Edwardt 1910-1995

Shirusu, Edowādo 1910-1995

Shwilchŭ, Edŭwŏdŭ 1910-1995

Xi'ersi 1910-1995

Xi'ersi, Aidehua 1910-1995

Едвард Шилз

Едвард Шилс

Едуард Шилс американски социолог

Шилз, Эдвард

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English (637)

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Chinese (9)

Spanish (5)

Japanese (2)

Dutch (1)

Ideology and utopia; an introduction to the sociology of knowledgeTraditionMan and society in an age of reconstruction; studies in modern social structureThe methodology of the social sciencesThe torment of secrecy : the background and consequences of American security policiesHistory, truth, liberty : selected writings of Raymond AronThe calling of sociology and other essays on the pursuit of learningThe constitution of society