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Kettler, David

Works: 83 works in 340 publications in 6 languages and 6,174 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Other, Contributor, Creator
Classifications: HM22.G3, 306.42
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Most widely held works about David Kettler
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Most widely held works by David Kettler
The liquidation of exile : studies in the intellectual emigration of the 1930s by David Kettler( )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A theoretical overview and six case studies showing that the exile of intellectuals is a difficult, dependent, and fluid condition, whose achievements are dearly bought and whose endings rarely fulfill the missions informing their beginnings
Karl Mannheim and the legacy of Max Weber : retrieving a research programme by David Kettler( )

20 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book focuses on the important work of Karl Mannheim by demonstrating how his theoretical conception of a reflexive sociology took shape as a collaborative empirical research program. The authors show how contemporary work along these lines, whether derived from Foucault, Bourdieu or other theorists, can benefit from the insights of Mannheim and his students into both morphology and genealogy. Inspired by recent receptions of Karl Mannheim that do not restrict themselves to familiar arguments about the sociology of knowledge, the book contains three themes. First it offers a new reading of Mannheim's 'empirical' project, with emphasis on his lifelong dialogue with Max Weber. Special attention is paid to his article on 'economic ambition.' Second, the book analyzes the work arising out of Mannheim's Frankfurt research group, notably the early writings of Norbert Elias, Hans Speier, and Hans Gerth, as well as dissertations by Mannheim's students, including studies of newspapers, women's household roles, sentimentalism in women's literature, relations between female social workers and male bureaucrats, exile, Jewish assimilation, and Liberal 'cultivation.' Finally, the book contributes to the microsociology of knowledge, uncovering the modalities that made for an open working group in Frankfurt that was expressly not a school. The book returns Mannheim's sociology of knowledge inquiries into the broader context of a wider project in historical and cultural sociology, whose promising development was disrupted and then partially obscured by the expulsion of Mannheim's intellectual generation. It is about Karl Mannheim as he served his most productive - and independent - students and not as he has been stereotyped in the literature. As such, it will appeal to sociologists concerned with the contemporary relevance of his work, and who are prepared for a fresh look at Weimar sociology and the legacy of Max Weber
Karl Mannheim by David Kettler( Book )

27 editions published between 1984 and 1995 in 4 languages and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Structures of thinking by Karl Mannheim( Book )

24 editions published between 1982 and 1999 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1982. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
Conservatism : a contribution to the sociology of knowledge by Karl Mannheim( Book )

31 editions published between 1984 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1986
The social and political thought of Adam Ferguson by David Kettler( Book )

17 editions published between 1960 and 1965 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karl Mannheim and the crisis of liberalism : the secret of these new times by David Kettler( Book )

16 editions published between 1995 and 2018 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"To reflect on Karl Mannheim is to address fundamental issues of political enlightenment Mannheim's driving determination "was to learn as a sociologist by close observation the secret (even if it is infernal) of these new times." Mannheim's aim was "to carry liberal values forward." His problem remains irresistible to reflective people at the end of the twentieth century. Mannheim attempted to link social thinking to political emancipation despite overwhelming evidence against the connection. Karl Mannheim and the Crisis of Liberalism is a sympathetic biography of Mannheim's paradoxicalaand paradigmatica'project. The book covers a wide range of European and American thought, including Mannheim's dealings with Georg Lukacs and Oscar Jszi in Budapest; with Alfred Weber, Leopold von Wiese, Franz Neumann, Paul Tillich, Adolph Loewe, and his students in Weimar Germany; with Louis Wirth, Edward Shils, and other major figures in American sociology; and with social analysts and religious thinkers in England. The analysis is informed by dilemmas of history and theory, science and rhetoric, freedom and technical controlathe themes of liberalism. Kettler and Meja carefully depict each stage of Mannheim's life as a sociologist and explore his influence on leading social thinkers. Karl Mannheim and the Crisis of Liberalism combines significant biographical information with insightful sociological theory. It will be a vital resource for historians, sociologists, and political theorists."--Provided by publisher
Karl Mannheim's sociology as political education by Colin Loader( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"German professors and academic intellectuals are often blamed for their passivity or complexity in the face of the anti-Republican surge of the late Weimar years, culminating in the National Socialist rise to power. Karl Mannheim was a preeminent member of a vital minority committed to making German universities contribute to democratization. Mannheim argued that traditional German emphasis on the cultivation of individuals rooted in a certain high culture had to be adapted to a more egalitarian, socially complex community. He advocated teaching of sociology to creat social awareness to inspire informed political judgements. Karl Mannheims Sociology as Political Education situates Manheim in the Weimar debates about sociology in the university
Sociology as political education by Karl Mannheim( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2018 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"German professors and academic intellectuals are often blamed for passivity or complicity in the National Socialist rise to power. Karl Mannheim was a leading representative of a vital minority of university personalities who devoted themselves to making sociology and higher education contribute to democratization. Sociology as Political Education is both an analytical account of Mannheim's efforts as well as an illustration of the application of sociological knowledge to the world of practical action. Together with a second biographical volume by the editors, forthcoming next season, it comprisesa complete record of Karl Mannheim in the university life of the Weimar period. The comparatively new discipline of sociology was looked upon with favor by the Weimar Republic's reformers of higher education. In advancing its methods Mannheim had first to contend first with prominent and influential figures who attacked sociology as a mere political device to undermine cultural and national values for the sake of narrow interests and partisanship. He then had to meet the objections of fellow sociologists who were convinced that the discipline could prosper only as an area of specialized study with no claim to educational goals beyond the technical reproduction. Finally, he had to separate himself from proponents of politicized sociology. Sociological thought should be rigorous, critical, and attentive to evidence, but, Mannheim argued, its system had to be open and congruent with the ultimate responsibility of human beings for their acts. Loader and Kettler supplement Mannheim's groundbreaking volume with previously untranslated Mannheim texts, among them a transcript of his 1930 sociology course in which Mannheim answered his critics and clarified his intentions. Sociology as Political Education is not only of historical significance, but also shows Mannheim's relevance for current discussions of academic integrity and politicization. This volume will be of interest to sociologists, cultural historians, and political scientists."--Provided by publisher
Exile, science, and Bildung : the contested legacies of German emigre intellectuals by D Kettler( Book )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Germany, the academic culture of the early twentieth century was torn by the struggle between Wissenschaft and Bildung, two symbolic German terms, whose lack of precise English equivalents is American difference. The studies in this book examine the achievements of numerous influential emigre intellectuals against the background of their mediation between the two cultural traditions in science and liberal studies. In showing the richness of reciprocal influences, the book challenges claims about the disruptive influence of exile culture on the American mind."--Jacket
The Anthem companion to Karl Mannheim( )

7 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Anthem Companion to Karl Mannheim" is an international collection of original articles on the classical sociologist Karl Mannheim and documents the current revitalization of the reception of this social thinker. Using "learning from Mannheim" as its motif, the chapters in this volume favor fresh negotiations with his works, including the writings published posthumously in recent decades
Strukturen des Denkens by Karl Mannheim( Book )

12 editions published in 1980 in German and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In den beiden hier versammelten Schriften über die Eigenart kultursoziologischer Erkenntnis und Eine soziologische Theorie der Kultur und ihrer Erkennbarkeit untersucht Karl Mannheim die Frage, ob es eine Soziologie der Kultur geben kann - denn die Idee einer Kultursoziologie impliziert ein Paradox: Wie kann eine Soziologie die Kultur begreifen, wenn die Soziologie als Werkzeug geistiger Methoden auftritt, die der Kultur feindlich sind? Eine angemessene Kultursoziologie, so Mannheims überzeugung, kann nicht einfach eine Soziologie kultureller Themen sein. Sie muß einen Zugang zur Kultur herstellen, der mit den echten kulturschaffenden Kräften in Einklang steht. Sie muß eine Soziologie sein, die an der Kultur teilhat und dazu beiträgt, diese zu erneuern. Mit Strukturen des Denkens ist der Klassiker der Kultursoziologie neu zu entdecken. (Quelle:
Adam Ferguson, his social and political thought by David Kettler( Book )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The thought of Adam Ferguson generated great excitement among many of his philosophic contemporaries in the late eighteenth century, and it continues to inspire the modern reader. This major study by David Kettler is an ideal introduction to Ferguson's life and thought. The new introduction to this first paperback edition discusses Ferguson's work in relation to his better-known contemporaries David Hume and Adam Smith, while the afterword offers an in-depth reconsideration of Ferguson's most renowned work, An Essay on the History of Civil Society, with emphasis on present-day disputes about the concept of civil society. Ferguson welcomed the advent of critical and analytical philosophy as an ally against superstitious credulity and confused obscurantism, but he was afraid that it might also dissolve into incomprehensible technical complexity and ethical relativism. He was attracted by the manifest practical accomplishments of modern science, as well as by its masterful ordering of natural phenomena into a unified theoretical structure, but he feared that its adherents would debase the notion of man to that of a machine at the mercy of mechanical forces. Ferguson thought well of ambition, but he also believed that a frenzy of ambition and frustration might tear at man's self-respect and peace of mind. The decisive phenomenon manifested by Ferguson's writing is the emergence of an intellectual's point of view toward the conditions of modern society. Many of the questions that he posed have been restated in more profound ways, some of the questions and most of the answers have been eliminated or transformed beyond recognition; and all of the issues he raises are now expressed by others in harsh, new words. But, however formulated, Ferguson's concerns clearly foreshadow the problems of over-rationalization, dehumanization, atomization, alienation, and bureaucratization that have been repeatedly canvassed by intellectuals in our time."--Provided by publisher
Politisches Wissen : Studien zu Karl Mannheim by David Kettler( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in German and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marxismus und Kultur : Mannheim und Lukács in den ungarischen Revolutionen ; 1918/19 by David Kettler( Book )

12 editions published in 1967 in German and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Domestic regimes, the rule of law, and democratic social change by David Kettler( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nach dem Krieg! - Nach dem Exil? : erste Briefe/first letters : Fallbeispiele aus dem sozialwissenschaftlichen und philosophischen Exil( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in German and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Möglichkeiten und Grenzen der amerikanischen Präsidentschaft by David Kettler( Book )

3 editions published between 1962 and 1963 in German and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conservatorismo : nascita e sviluppo del pensiero conservatore by Karl Mannheim( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in Italian and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The liquidation of exile : studies in the intellectual emigration of the 1930s
Karl Mannheim and the legacy of Max Weber : retrieving a research programmeKarl MannheimConservatism : a contribution to the sociology of knowledgeKarl Mannheim's sociology as political educationSociology as political educationExile, science, and Bildung : the contested legacies of German emigre intellectualsAdam Ferguson, his social and political thought
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David Kettler VIAF[39452850] LCAuth[n81083955]

Kettler, Dave

Kettler Dave 1930-....

ケットラー, デーヴィッド

ケトラー, D

English (182)

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