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Schneiderman, Howard G.

Works: 21 works in 70 publications in 1 language and 1,059 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, 070, win, Contributor
Classifications: E178, 973
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Most widely held works by Howard G Schneiderman
The Protestant establishment revisited by E. Digby Baltzell( Book )

14 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the latter half of the twentieth century, The American upper class has become less like an aristocracy governing and guiding the nation and more like a caste, a privileged and closed body whose contribution to national leadership has steadily declined. This loss of power and authority has been the focus of the work of E. Digby Baltzell, whose 1964 work, The Protestant Establishment, analyzed the fate and function of a predominantly Anglo-Saxon and Protestant upper class in an ethnically and religiously heterogeneous democracy. After 27 years, Baltzell's theory of the structure and function of the establishment remains unique in the literature of class stratification and authority. Baltzell views an open and authoritative establishment as a necessary and desirable part of the process of securing responsible leaders in a democratic society. Such an establishment is the product of upper-class institutions that are open to talented individuals of varying ethnic and social backgrounds. The values of upper-class tradition include an aristocratic ethos emphasizing the duty to lead, as opposed to the snobbish ethos of caste that emphasizes only the right to privilege. Baltzell regards this as a protector of freedom in modern democratic societies, guaranteeing rules of fair play in contests of power and opinion. As Baltzell points out, historically, the alternatives to rule by establishments have been, rule by functionaries and demogogues, neither of which has proven satisfactory in protecting freedoms. As against Marxists, who see hegemony as a social evil, Baltzell, following Tocqueville, sees it as necessary to the well-being of society. Hegemonic establishments give coherence to the social spheres of greatest contest. They do not eliminate conflict, but prevent it from ripping society apart. Baltzell's work provides uncommon insight into the relationship of social class and personal power in contemporary America. --Provided by publisher
Dialogical social theory by Donald N Levine( )

10 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his final work, Donald N. Levine, one of the great late-twentieth-century sociological theorists, brings together diverse social thinkers. Simmel, Weber, Durkheim, Parsons, and Merton are set into a dialogue with philosophers such as Hobbes, Smith, Montesquieu, Comte, Kant, and Hegel and pragmatists such as Peirce, James, Dewey, and McKeon to describe and analyze dialogical social theory. This volume is one of Levine's most important contributions to social theory and a worthy summation of his life's work. Levine demonstrates that approaching social theory with a cooperative, peaceful dialogue is a superior tactic in theorizing about society. He illustrates the advantages of the dialogical model with case studies drawn from the French Philosophes, the Russian Intelligentsia, Freudian psychology, Ushiba's aikido, and Levine's own ethnographic work in Ethiopia. Incorporating themes that run through his lifetime's work, such as conflict resolution, ambiguity, and varying forms of social knowledge, Levine suggests that while dialogue is an important basis for sociological theorizing, it still vies with more combative forms of discourse that lend themselves to controversy rather than cooperation, often giving theory a sense of standing still as the world moves forward. The book was nearly finished when Levine died in April 2015, but it has been brought to thoughtful and thought-provoking completion by his friend and colleague Howard G. Schneiderman. This volume will be of great interest to students and teachers of social theory and philosophy
Judgment and sensibility : religion and stratification by E. Digby Baltzell( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2017 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Judgment and Sensibility is the second volume of the collected essays of E. Digby Baltzell, one of the keenest observers and analysts of America's upper classes since Thorstein Veblen. Spanning four decades of writing, these essays cover a wide range of topics, including contemporary politics, democratic elitism, Puritanism, Judaism, higher education, urbanization, and the U.S. Supreme Court, among others."--Provided by publisher
Engagement and disengagement : class, authority, politics, and intellectuals by Howard G Schneiderman( )

5 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Part dialogue, part debate between Howard Schneiderman and a small number of social theorists, Engagement and Disengagement represents the culmination of a life's work in social theory. On the one hand, it is about cohesive social, cultural, and intellectual forces, such as authority, community, status, and the sacred, that tie us together, and on the other hand, about forces such as alienation, politics, and economic warfare that pull us apart. With a blend of humanism and social science, Engagement and Disengagement highlight this two-culture solution to understanding social and cultural history."--Provided by publisher
Protestantism and progress : a historical study of the relation of Protestantism to the modern world by Ernst Troeltsch( )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ernst Troeltsch focuses his Protestantism and Progress on two main areas. First, he centers on the intellectual and religious situation, from which the significance and the possibilities of development possessed by Christianity might be deduced. This leads to an engaging historical investigation regarding the spirit of the modern world. Troeltsch argues that the modern world can only be understood in the light of its relation to earlier epochs of Christian civilization in Europe. He notes that for anyone who holds the opinion that in spite of all the significance that Catholicism retains, the living possibilities of development and progress are to be found on Protestant soil, the question regarding the relation of Protestantism to modern civilization becomes of central importance. Troeltsch also distinguishes elements in modern civilization that have proven their value from those which are merely temporary and lead nowhere. He gives the religious ideas of Christianity a shape and form capable of doing justice to the absoluteness of religious conviction, and at the same time considering them in harmony with what has actually been accomplished towards solution of the practical problems of the Christian life. A new introduction by Howard Schneiderman brings this monumental work into the twenty-first century, and explains why its ideas are more important than ever, one hundred years after its original publication."--Provided by publisher
The Jacobins : an essay in the new history by Crane Brinton( )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Jacobins were the most famous of the political clubs that fomented the French Revolution. Initially moderate, they are remembered mainly for instituting the Reign of Terror. Crane Brinton's The Jacobins was written in the 1930s, itself a decade of the violent centralization of unchecked political power. Brinton offers not an account of the actions of major figures, but an anatomy of Jacobinism, its membership, beliefs and political platform, the relations between the central Paris club and the regional groups, and how it evolved from moderation to tyranny. Brinton argues that when one considers the material facts about the Jacobins-- their social environment, occupations, and wealth--one finds evidence of their prosperity to justify predicting for them quiet, uneventful, conservative, thoroughly normal lives. But when one studies the records of their proceedings, one finds them violent, cruel, and intolerant. The Jacobins present a paradox. Their political being seems inconsistent with their actual intentions. The Jacobins presented for a brief time the spectacle of men acting without apparent regard for their material interests. As the brilliant new introduction by Howard G. Schneiderman indicates, this contradiction defines the Jacobins, and perhaps most other revolutionary movements."--Provided by publisher
Professing sociology; studies in the life cycle of social science by Irving Louis Horowitz( )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Professing Sociology was originally published at a time when sociology commanded widespread interest and public funding. Written by one of the leaders of "the new sociology" of the late sixties, this volume captures the nature and intensity of the field's intellectual foundations and scope. It reveals the field's post-World War II development as a scientific discipline and as a profession, and includes the author's most significant writings on critical trends shaping the field. Irving Louis Horowitz divides the life cycle of sociology into three main sections. The first deals with the inner life of sociology, covering basic theoretical issues uniting and dividing the profession. In a second section, Horowitz shows the institutions and sources from which the struggle of ideas is nourished. A third section shows how political life shapes the inner life of American sociology. Horowitz gives a great deal of attention to international social science, to the relationship of social science to public policy, and to federal projects and grant agencies and their effects on research. Irving Louis Horowitz was undoubtedly influential in shaping his field, and Professing Sociology offers valuable insights into how ideas become part of the fabric of professional life. As the new introduction by Howard G. Schneiderman shows, Professing Sociology provides a clear picture of sociology at the height of its importance."--Provided by publisher
New alliances and partnerships in American science and engineering by Howard G Schneiderman( Book )

3 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last decade has seen a significant increase in industrial funding of university research and in the number and variety of arrangements that involve collaboration between universities and industry. The Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable is specially interested in this development. Working toward some answers, the Roundtable has initiated an organized inquiry under the auspices of its Working Group on New Alliances and Partnerships. This initial phase involved, first, a review of historical materials as well as more contemporary analyses and commentaries bearing on the subject. This document is a report on the initial phase of the investigation. Part I, "Historical Precedent and the Current Context," is taken from the background paper by Dorothy Nelkin and Richard Nelson. In Part ii, "Disucssion of the Issues," the central issues raised during the conference on December 5 are summarized. Additional commentary on some of the issues by members of the Roundtable Working Group is included in Part ii. Part iii is a brief commentary on the inquiry written by Nelkin and Nelson. The appendices include the Conference Agenda, the descriptions of 21 university-industry programs that formed the basis of the inquiry, and the list of conference participants. (Author/CW)
The epic of America by James Truslow Adams( )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Epic of America paints a sweeping picture of the diverse past that has created Americaʹs national story. In this important narrative, James Truslow Adams reviews how the ordinary American has matured over time in outlook, character, and opinion. Adams is interested in the whole of American history, how it began, and what it represented in the first half of the twentieth century. He traces the historical origins of the American concept of "bigger and better," attitudes toward business, the American Dream, and other characteristics generally considered "typically American." Ever since America became an independent nation, each generation has seen an uprising of its citizens to save the American Dream from forces seeking to overwhelm and dispel it
Protestantism and progress : a historical study of the relation of Protestantism to the modern world by Ernst Troeltsch( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In search of Nixon; a psychohistorical inquiry by Bruce Mazlish( )

4 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Nixon problem -- Family and roots -- Youth and maturity -- Personal crises in a political setting -- The presidential Nixon -- The psychohistorical approach
Sporting gentlemen : men's tennis from the age of honor to the cult of the superstar by E. Digby Baltzell( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of men's tennis from the late 19th century to date
The war game: studies of the new civilian militarists by Irving Louis Horowitz( )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"War gaming has become a characteristic feature of modern life. From amateur clubs to professional academicians playing the war game in the company of military circles, we have come up against the phenomenon of the "robotization" of human life. Irving Louis Horowitz argues that those who protest the idea that war is a game do so on moral grounds that leave unanswered tough questions: What is the alternative to playing the game? What will become of us if we allow the opponent to become the better "player" in an all-or-nothing game of extinction?Horowitz provides answers in a logical manner while focusing on facts and ethical alternatives to risky ethics. The work is divided into three sections: The New Civilian Militarists, Thermonuclear Peace and Its Political Equivalents, and General Theory of Conflict and Conflict Resolution. Included are such topics as arms, policies, and games; morals, missiles, and militarism; and conflict, consensus, and cooperation. Horowitz concludes that it is time to register the fact that the basic option to destructive uses of science is not traditional morality, but better science?a science of survival. With a new introduction by Howard Schneiderman along with a major essay and other materials not included in the original edition, this classic work is a worthy contribution to intellectual debate in the twenty-first century and a must read for military strategists, sociologists, and historians."--Provided by publisher
Social class in the oval office by E. Digby Baltzell( )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters to the editor by Daniel J Mahoney( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ends and means : an inquiry into the nature of ideals by Aldous Huxley( Book )

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

Contemporary intellectuals still struggle over the relationship of ends to means, especially in political discourse. Pacifism is still an important topic today, as terrorism and dictatorial states abound. Many will find solace in Ends and Means, while others will find the book only a case study of the relationship of ethics to politics. Aldous Huxley examines common issues in a unique fashion. How can the regression in charity through which we are living, and for which each one of us is in some measure responsible, be halted and reversed? How can existing society be transformed into the ideal society described by the prophets? How can the average sensual man and the exceptional (and more dangerous) ambitious man be transformed into a non-attached being, one who can create a society significantly better than our own? Huxley discusses the relationship between the theories and the practices of reformers and the nature of the universe. He argues that our beliefs about the ultimate nature of reality help us formulate conceptions of right and wrong, not only in our private life, but also in the sphere of politics and economics. Far from being irrelevant, our philosophical beliefs are the final determining factor in our actions. This provocative classic volume, now available in paperback, will continue to stimulate discussion and thought. -- Provided by publisher
[Articles, book reviews, etc.] by Howard G Schneiderman( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The hindrances to good citizenship by James Bryce Bryce( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Engagement and disengagement - class, authority, politics, and intellectual by Howard G Schneiderman( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Books in review by Howard G Schneiderman( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Protestant establishment revisited
The Jacobins : an essay in the new history
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