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Birnbaum, Norman

Overview
Works: 126 works in 344 publications in 5 languages and 9,735 library holdings
Genres: History 
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 )

35 editions published between 1969 and 1975 in English and French and held by 1,005 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

15 editions published in 1969 in English and Italian and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toward a critical sociology by Norman Birnbaum( Book )

31 editions published between 1971 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond the crisis by Norman Birnbaum( Book )

15 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 642 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 Undetermined and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

17 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 573 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
The radical renewal : the politics of ideas in modern America by Norman Birnbaum( Book )

12 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 558 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 Undetermined and held by 371 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 held by 137 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 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Krise der industriellen Gesellschaft by Norman Birnbaum( Book )

4 editions published in 1972 in German and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Crise de la société industrielle. [The Crisis of industrial society] by Norman Birnbaum( Book )

10 editions published between 1969 and 1972 in French and held by 79 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

La crisis de la sociedad industrial by Norman Birnbaum( Book )

6 editions published between 1968 and 1970 in Spanish and held by 32 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 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Después del progreso : reformismo social estadounidense y socialismo europeo en el siglo XX by Norman Birnbaum( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in Spanish and held by 27 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 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hacia una sociología crítica by Norman Birnbaum( Book )

3 editions published in 1974 in Spanish and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La crisi della società industriale by Norman Birnbaum( Book )

3 editions published in 1971 in Italian and held by 16 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

Languages
English (154)

French (25)

Spanish (16)

German (8)

Italian (4)

Covers
After progress : American social reform and Europian socialism in the twentieth centurySearching for the light : essays on thought and culture