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Birnbaum, Norman

Works: 114 works in 343 publications in 5 languages and 9,904 library holdings
Genres: History  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Adapter, Other, Author of introduction, Contributor
Classifications: H61, 301
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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 1,215 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 817 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

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

21 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 600 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
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 584 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 556 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

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 )

4 editions published between 1974 and 1984 in Spanish and held by 31 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 11 de septiembre by Foro de la Mundialización( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in Spanish and held by 19 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 Undetermined 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

The sociological imagination by C. Wright Mills( Book )

3 editions published in 1973 in German and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, the author set forth his views on how social science should be pursued. The book took issue with the ascendant schools of sociology in the United States, calling for a humanist sociology connecting the social, personal, and historical dimensions of our lives. The author's view is a way of looking at the world that can see links between the apparently private problems of the individual and important social issues. This new edition contains an afterword by a current leading sociologist in which he considers the contributions the author made with his original work, and examines how his research relates to American society today
Progressive Perspektiven : Europas Sozialdemokratie in Zeiten der Krise( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in German and held by 6 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 (167)

French (25)

Spanish (17)

German (12)

Italian (7)

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