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Birnbaum, Norman

Overview
Works: 121 works in 356 publications in 5 languages and 9,927 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Adapter, Other, Author of introduction, Contributor
Classifications: HM24, 309
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Most widely held works about Norman Birnbaum
 
Most widely held works by Norman Birnbaum
Toward a critical sociology by Norman Birnbaum( )

32 editions published between 1971 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,074 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After progress : American social reform and Europian socialism in the twentieth century by Norman Birnbaum( )

21 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 1,757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The twentieth century witnessed a profound shift in both socialism and social reform. In the early 1900s, social reform seemed to offer a veritable religion of redemption, but by the century's end, while socialism remained a vibrant force in European society, a culture of extreme individualism and consumption all but squeezed the welfare state out of existence. Documenting this historic change, After Progress: American Social Reform and European Socialism in the Twentieth Century is the first truly comprehensive look at the course of social reform and Western politics after communism, brilliantly explained by a major social thinker of our time." "Norman Birnbaum traces in detail the forces that have shifted social concern over the course of a century, from the devastation of two world wars, to the postwar golden age of economic growth and democracy, to the ever-increasing dominance of the market. He makes sense of the historical trends that have created a climate in which politicians proclaim the arrival of a new historical epoch but rarely offer solutions to social problems that get beyond cost-benefit analyses. Birnbaum goes one step further and proposes a strategy for bringing the market back into balance with the social needs of the people. He advocates a reconsideration of the notion of work, urges that market forces be brought under political control, and stresses the need for education that teaches the rights and responsibilities of citizenship."--Jacket
Searching for the light : essays on thought and culture by Norman Birnbaum( )

15 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1,634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected here for the first time are a number of important essays that Birnbaum has written over the last twenty years, ranging from such compelling topics as sociology to post-Marxism to education. Two questions inspire these essays. If thinkers are prisoners of their political contexts, how can thought apprehend historical movement? Can moral imagination alter social constraints? Birnbaum sees sociology as historical and philosophical commentary, shaped by politics. In close and subtle examinations of the Marxist legacy, he makes innovative analytical moves and turns Marxism upon itself. His investigation includes an essay on the Marxist theory of religion proving that it is a major contribution to the debate on society and spirituality. An inquiry into the antithesis of Marxism and psychoanalysis asks if any project of human self-transformation is still plausible. In an essay dated 1984, he anticipates the collapse of the Communist regimes and new conflicts in the West. In a stringent article written after the sixties, but which speaks to the nineties, he considers the technocratic servitude of the liberal university. Finally, he describes the contradictory advice offered to President Mitterand when he convened the world's intellectual vanguard in Paris in 1983. Birnbaum concludes, half in melancholy and half in hope, that intellectual inquiry's critical tasks are unending
The crisis of industrial society by Norman Birnbaum( Book )

61 editions published between 1968 and 1976 in 5 languages and held by 1,209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sociology and religion : a book of readings by Norman Birnbaum( Book )

14 editions published in 1969 in English and Italian and held by 822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond the crisis by Norman Birnbaum( Book )

14 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond the classics? : essays in the scientific study of religion by Charles Y Glock( Book )

11 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The radical renewal : the politics of ideas in modern America by Norman Birnbaum( Book )

12 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Au-dela de la crise by Norman Birnbaum( Book )

13 editions published in 1976 in French and Undetermined and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social structure and the German Reformation by Norman Birnbaum( Book )

9 editions published between 1957 and 1980 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Démythifier l'universalité des valeurs américaines( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in French and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Met en pièces les idéaux universalistes autoproclamés des valeurs démocratiques américaines en montrant leur exceptionnalisme au regard des valeurs démocratiques françaises et européennes. Montre, de façon comparative, la spécificité nationale de la démocratie américaine et son véritable usage
Nach dem Fortschritt : vorletzte Anmerkungen zum Sozialismus by Norman Birnbaum( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in German and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hacia una sociología crítica by Norman Birnbaum( Book )

6 editions published between 1974 and 1984 in Spanish and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beiträge zur religionssoziologischen Forschung = Essays on research in the sociology of religion by Joachim Matthes( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in German and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Después del 11 de septiembre( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in Spanish and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Bronx to Oxford and not quite back by Norman Birnbaum( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is a contribution to the history of the Cold War, Dr. Birnbaum having been a very audible critic of US policy. Even more, it is a study of the role of ideas in politics, and of the adventures and misadventures of three generations of public intellectuals in Europe and the US. The author, now the senior member of the Editorial Board of The Nation, was a founding editor of New Left Review, a member of the Editorial Board of Partisan Review, and a contributor to Trans-Atlantic debate. He is particularly proud of having been barred from the German Democratic Republic in 1986 for assisting some of the dissidents who eventually ended the regime. Dr. Birnbaum?s direct experience of public affairs includes an appointment as Consultant, National Security Council, and advisory roles with the United Auto Workers and Senator Edward Kennedy. He has also been an advisor to the German Trade Union Federation and the Green and Social Democratic Parties, to the French Socialist Party and Spanish Socialist Party, and to the Secretariat for Non-Believers of the Holy See. "--Amazon
Communist China's policy toward her minority nationalities, 1950-1965 by Norman Birnbaum( )

5 editions published between 1970 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sociological study of ideology (1940-60) : a trend report and bibliography = L'études sociologique de l'idéologie (1940-60) : tendances actuelles de la recherche et bibliographie by Norman Birnbaum( Book )

5 editions published between 1960 and 1965 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sociological study of ideology : (1940-60). A trend report and bibliogr by Norman Birnbaum( Book )

7 editions published between 1960 and 1962 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quale democrazia americana?( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in Italian and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Toward a critical sociology
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After progress : American social reform and Europian socialism in the twentieth centurySearching for the light : essays on thought and culture
Alternative Names
Norman Birnbaum American sociologist

Norman Birnbaum Amerikaans auteur

Norman Birnbaum amerikanischer Soziologe und Publizist

Norman Birnbaum sociólogo estadounidense

Norman Birnbaum usona sociologo

Languages
English (174)

French (26)

Spanish (20)

German (8)

Italian (7)