1st Edition

Modern German Sociology

Edited By Volker Meja, Dieter Misgeld, Nico Stehr Copyright 1987
    492 Pages
    by Routledge

    492 Pages
    by Routledge

    Originally published in 1987 Modern German Sociology is a collection of essays containing sociological work published in German since World War II. Included are sections from such out-standing figures as Theodor Adorno, Alexander Mitscherlich, Jürgen Habermas, Niklas Luhmann, and Ralf Darendorf. The editors have arranged the essays into five sections that express their view of the chief aspects of modern German sociology and have written a helpful introduction to each section.



    Part I: German Sociology: A Retrospective

    1 Sociology in the Interwar Period: Trends in Development and Criteria for Evaluation, M. Rainer Lepsius

    2. The Tragic Consciousness of German Sociology, Kurt Lenk

    3. The Social Sciences Between Dogmatism and Decisionism: A Comparison of Karl Marx and Max Weber, Jürgen Kocka

    Part II: Approaches to Theory

    4. Sociology as a Science of Social Reality, Helmut Schelsky

    5. Recent Developments in the Relation Between Theory and Research, René Konig

    6. The Retreat of Sociologists into the Present, Norbert Elias

    7. Modern Systems Theory and the Theory of Society, Niklas Luhmann

    8. The Tasks of a Critical Theory of Society, Jürgen Habermas

    Part III: Diagnoses of Contemporary Society

    9. The Crystallization of Cultural Forms, Arnold Gehlen

    10. Late Capitalism or Industrial Society?, Theodor W. Adorno

    11. Life Chances, Class Conflict, Social Change, Ralf Dahrendorf

    12. The Poverty of the Bourgeois Democracy in Germany, Oskar Negt

    Part IV: Class, Bureaucracy, and the State

    13. The Origin of Class Societies: A Systems Analysis, Klaus Eder

    14. Modes of Authority and Democratic Control, Wolfgang Schluchter

    15. Toward a Theory of Late Capitalism, Claus Offe

    16. Beyond Status and Class: Will There Be an Individual Class Society?, Ulrich Beck

    Part V: Identity and Social Structure

    17. Personal Identity as an Evolutionary and Historical Problem, Thomas Luckmann

    18. Psychoanalysis as Social Theory, Helmut Dahmer

    19. The Nature of Human Aggression, Alexander Mitscherlich

    20. On the German Reception of Role Theory, Friedrich H. Tenbruck

    21. Structures of Meaning and Objective Hermeneutics, Ulrich Oevermann, with Tilman Allert, Elisabeth Konau and Jürgen Krambeck



    Volker Meja (Edited by) ,  Dieter Misgeld (Edited by) ,  Nico Stehr (Zeppelin University, Germany)