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Birnbaum, Norman

Works: 118 works in 351 publications in 5 languages and 10,072 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Adapter, Other, Contributor, Author of introduction
Classifications: HM24, 309
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Most widely held works about Norman Birnbaum
Most widely held works by Norman Birnbaum
The crisis of industrial society by Norman Birnbaum( Book )

60 editions published between 1968 and 1976 in 5 languages and held by 1,210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published in 1969 in 3 languages and held by 817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toward a critical sociology by Norman Birnbaum( Book )

32 editions published between 1971 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond the crisis by Norman Birnbaum( Book )

14 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 633 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 580 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 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Searching for the light : essays on thought and culture by Norman Birnbaum( Book )

15 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 367 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
Social structure and the German Reformation by Norman Birnbaum( Book )

9 editions published between 1957 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 139 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 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Démythifier l'universalité des valeurs américaines( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in French and held by 50 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 )

5 editions published between 1974 and 1984 in Spanish and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Después del 11 de septiembre by Foro de la Mundialización( Book )

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

The sociological study of ideology 1940-60 : a trend report and bibliography = L' étude sociologique de l'idéologie 1940-60 by Norman Birnbaum( Book )

11 editions published between 1960 and 1965 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

Quale democrazia americana?( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in Italian and held by 7 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 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Toward a critical sociology
Alternative Names
Norman Birnbaum American sociologist

Norman Birnbaum Amerikaans auteur

Norman Birnbaum amerikanischer Soziologe und Publizist

Norman Birnbaum sociólogo estadounidense

Norman Birnbaum usona sociologo

English (153)

French (26)

Spanish (14)

German (7)

Italian (7)

Searching for the light : essays on thought and culture