German Sociology: T.W. Adorno, M. Horkheimer, G. Simmel, M. Weber, and Others by T. W. AdornoGerman Sociology: T.W. Adorno, M. Horkheimer, G. Simmel, M. Weber, and Others by T. W. Adorno

German Sociology: T.W. Adorno, M. Horkheimer, G. Simmel, M. Weber, and Others

byT. W. AdornoEditorUta Gerhardt

Paperback | April 1, 1998

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German sociology--indeed sociology as a discipline--belongs to modern times. This unusual anthology includes works by Theodor W. Adorno, Uta Gerhardt, Jnrgen Habermas, Max Horkheimer, Karl Ulrich Mayer, Georg Simmel, Roberto Michels, Max Weber, Hans Gerth, Hans Speier, Alfred Schutz, Alfred Weber, Karl Mannheim, Theodor Geiger, Ralf Dehrendorf, Rene Konig, Renate Mayntz, Reinhard Bendix, Claus Offe, and Stephan Leibfried. A substantive introductioni by Uta Gerhardt and detailed biographical sketches of the contributors will aid the general reader, student, and scholar alike.
Theodor W. Adorno is the progenitor of critical theory, a central figure in aesthetics, and the century's foremost philosopher of music. He was born and educated in Frankfurt, Germany. After completing his Ph.D. in philosophy, he went to Vienna, where he studied composition with Alban Berg. He soon was bitterly disappointed with his ow...
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Title:German Sociology: T.W. Adorno, M. Horkheimer, G. Simmel, M. Weber, and OthersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:324 pages, 8.54 × 5.53 × 0.84 inPublished:April 1, 1998Publisher:Bloomsbury

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents:
Introduction
1 Superiority and Subordination as Subject Matter of Sociology 1
2 Domination and Legitimacy 24
3 Some Reflections on the Sociological Character of Political Parties 38
4 The Nazi Party: Its Leadership and Composition 49
5 Ludendorff: The German Concept of Total War 67
6 The Stranger: An Essay in Social Psychology 81
7 Today and the Task 95
8 The Pattern of Democratic Personality 101
9 The Mass Society of the Present 117
10 Homo Sociologicus: On the History, Significance, and Limits of the Category of Social Role 128
11 Society 150
12 Family and Authority: The German Father in 1955 166
13 Role Distance, Role Identification, and Amoral Role Behavior 176
14 On Systematically Distorted Communication 185
15 Two Sociological Traditions 195
16 German Survivors of World War II: The Impact on the Life Course of the Collective Experience of Birth Cohorts 207
17 Aging as a Challenge for Sociological Theory 222
18 Germany and the Problem of Aggressiveness 234
19 Capitalism by Democratic Design? Democratic Theory Facing the Triple Transition in East Central Europe 242
20 Toward a European Welfare State? On Integrating Poverty Regimes into the European Community 258
Notes 274
The Authors 309