1st Edition

The Intellectual as Stranger Studies in Spokespersonship

By Dick Pels Copyright 2000
    306 Pages
    by Routledge

    304 Pages
    by Routledge

    The Intellectual as Stranger explores the historical association between images of the intellectual and those of the stranger, or the outsider to society. Using detailed case-studies, Pels examines the ambiguous strangerhood of political intellectuals such as Marx, Durkheim, Sorel, Freyer and Hendrik de Man.

    Introduction 1. Speaking the Spokesperson 2. The Proletarian as Stranger 3. Speaking for Social Things: Sociology and Socalism in Durkheim, Sorrel and Barrés 4. Missionary Sociology between Left and Right: Karl Mannheim and the Rightwing Challenge 5. The Dark Side of Socialism: Hendrik de Man and the Fascist Temptation 6. Treason of the Intellectuals: Paul de Man and Hendrik de Man 7. Strange Standpoints 8. Privileged Nomads 9. Towards a Social Epistemology of Strangerhood


    Dick Pels