By Frédéric Vandenberghe
A Philosophical background of German Sociology provides a scientific reconstruction of severe idea, from the founding fathers of sociology (Marx, Simmel, Weber) through Lukács to the Frankfurt tuition (Horkheimer, Adorno, Habermas). via a close research of the theories of alienation, rationalisation and reification, it investigates the metatheoretical presuppositions of a severe concept of the current that not just highlights the truth of domination, yet can also be capable of spotlight the chances of emancipation.
Although no longer written as a textbook, its transparent and cogent creation to a few of the most theories of sociology make this e-book a worthy source for undergraduates and postgraduates alike. the next in-depth research of theories of alienation and reification provide crucial fabric for any critique of the dehumanizing trends of today’s worldwide world.
Recently translated into English from the unique French for the 1st time, this article showcases Vandenberghe's mastery of the German, French and English colleges of sociology research. the result's an incredible and tough textual content that's crucial interpreting for sociology scholars of all levels.
Frédéric Vandenberghe is a Sociology professor and researcher at Iuperj (Instituto Universitário de Pesquisas do Rio de Janeiro), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. His writings on a large variety of sociological issues were released as books and articles world wide.
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