Introduction to Sociology

Introduction to Sociology

by Theodor W. Adorno
     
 

ISBN-10: 074561566X

ISBN-13: 9780745615660

Pub. Date: 10/29/1999

Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated

This book, comprised of lectures given by Adorno towards the end of his life, provides an introduction to his historical and conceptual engagement with sociology. In these lectures we find a somewhat different Adorno from the author of the densely-wrought texts published in his lifetime." "These lectures were held at the time of the "positivist dispute" in German…  See more details below

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This book, comprised of lectures given by Adorno towards the end of his life, provides an introduction to his historical and conceptual engagement with sociology. In these lectures we find a somewhat different Adorno from the author of the densely-wrought texts published in his lifetime." "These lectures were held at the time of the "positivist dispute" in German sociology, when Adorno was defending the position of the Frankfurt School against criticism from mainstream positivist sociologists. Adorno sets out a conception of sociology as a discipline going beyond the compilation and interpretation of empirical facts, its truth being inseparable from the essential structure of society itself. Adorno covers topics ranging from the purpose of studying sociology to the place of sociology in relation to other sciences, as he traces the history of the discipline and emphasizes that the historical context is constitutive of sociology itself." "This volume will be of interest to scholars, graduate students, and advanced undergraduates in sociology and social theory, literature and literary theory, philosophy, and cultural studies.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745615660
Publisher:
Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/29/1999
Pages:
198
Product dimensions:
6.31(w) x 9.41(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

Seventeen Lectures.

Editors Notes.

Editors Afterword.

Translator's Afterword.

Index

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