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Meja, Volker

Overview
Works: 59 works in 290 publications in 6 languages and 5,485 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
Roles: Editor, Author, Publishing director, Other, Translator, Author of introduction
Classifications: HM51, 306.42
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Most widely held works by Volker Meja
Karl Mannheim and the legacy of Max Weber : retrieving a research programme by David Kettler( )

18 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 859 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 )

17 editions published between 1982 and 1997 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1982. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
Society and knowledge : contemporary perspectives in the sociology of knowledge by Donald Nathan Levine( Book )

21 editions published between 1984 and 2017 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"These fourteen essays by social scientists, philosophers, and historians cover fundamental issues, theoretical perspectives, knowledge and power, and empirical studies. Eight of the fourteen contributions were part of the first edition of Society and Knowledge, published in 1984, and most of these have been updated and revised for this new edition." "This second, revised edition builds on its predecessor in presenting cutting-edge theoretical and empirical efforts to transform the sociology of knowledge. Professionals, policy-makers, and graduate students in the fields of sociology, political science, and social science will find this volume of interest and importance."--Jacket
Conservatism : a contribution to the sociology of knowledge by Karl Mannheim( Book )

25 editions published between 1984 and 2003 in English and German and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1986
Modern German sociology( Book )

13 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in English and held by 354 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
Knowledge and politics : the sociology of knowledge dispute by Volker Meja( Book )

15 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Der Streit um die Wissenssoziologie( Book )

23 editions published in 1982 in German and Multiple languages and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wissenssoziologie( Book )

9 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in German and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social theory and social structure by Robert King Merton( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in German and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On theoretical sociology; Studies in social and cultural structure; The sociology of knowledge and mass communications; Studies in the sociology of sicence
Strukturen des Denkens by Karl Mannheim( Book )

9 editions published in 1980 in German and held by 118 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: buchhandel.de)
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

The sociology of knowledge( Book )

12 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A two volume collection of articles and excerpts from books on sociology of knowledge. Volume I consists of four parts. Part I: Intellectual Precursors of Sociology of Knowledge, with contributions by: Francis Bacon, Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, Auguste Comte, Friedrich Nietzsche, Vilfredo Pareto and Sigmund Freud. Part II: The Emergence of Sociology of Knowledge, with contributions by: Emile Durkheim, Maurice Halbwachs, Lucien Lévy-Buhl, Max Weber, Georg Lukács, John Dewey and George Herbert Mead. Part III: The Classical Sociology of Knowledge, with contributions by: Max Scheler and Karl Mannheim. Part IV: The Sociology of Knowledge Dispute, with contributions by : Karl Mannheim, Hannah Arendt, Ernst Grünwald, Herbert Marcuse, Max Horkheimer, Helmuth Plessner, Hans Speier, Theodor W. Adorno, Karl Popper and Martin Jay. Volume II consists of three parts. Part I: The Classical Sociology of Knowledge Revisited, with contributions by: Arthur Child, Robert K. Merton, C. Wright Mills, Talcott Parsons, Kurt Jürgen Habermas, Sandra Harding, Karin Knorr-Cetina, Thomas S. Kuhn, Michael C. Mulkay, Barry Schwartz, Dorothy E. Smith, Nico Stehr, Janet Wolf. Part III: Prospects, with contributions by: Dick Pels, Volker Meja, Nico Stehr, Harvey Goldman, Ann Swindler and Jorge Arditi
Der Streit um die Wissenssoziologie( Book )

8 editions published in 1982 in German and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Entwicklung der deutschen Wissenssoziologie( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in German and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rezeption und Kritik der Wissenssoziologie( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in German and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Knowledge and Politics (RLE Social Theory) : the Sociology of Knowledge Dispute by Volker Meja( )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karl Mannheim's Ideology and Utopia has been a profoundly provocative book. The debate about politics and social knowledge that was spawned by its original publication in 1929 attracted the most promising younger scholars, some of whom shaped the thought of several generations. The book became a focus for a debate on the methodological and epistemological problems confronting German social science. More than thirty major papers were published in response to Mannheim's text. Writers such as Hannah Arendt, Ernst Robert Curtius, Max Horkheimer, Herbert Marcuse, Helmuth Plessner, Hans Sp
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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