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Loader, Colin 1941-

Works: 7 works in 78 publications in 2 languages and 2,133 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: HM22.G3, 301
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Most widely held works by Colin Loader
Karl Mannheim and the legacy of Max Weber : retrieving a research programme by David Kettler( )

19 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 864 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
The intellectual development of Karl Mannheim : culture, politics, and planning by Colin Loader( Book )

15 editions published in 1985 in English and German and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karl Mannheim's sociology as political education by Colin Loader( Book )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 293 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
Alfred Weber and the crisis of culture, 1890-1933 by C Loader( )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alfred Weber was an important participant in the dialogue over the political and cultural crises of the late Empire and Weimar Republic. This study connects Weber's career to the social, political, intellectual, cultural, and institutional contexts of the period
Sociology as political education by Karl Mannheim( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2018 in English and held by 236 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
Karl Mannheim : an intellectual portrait by Colin T Loader( Book )

7 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Wagner: misunderstood prophet by Colin Loader( )

1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Alternative Names
Loader, Colin T. 1941-

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German (1)