Society, History, and the Global Human Condition: Essays in Honor of Irving M. Zeitlin

Society, History, and the Global Human Condition: Essays in Honor of Irving M. Zeitlin

by Zaheer Baber
     
 

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This book highlights the continuing relevance of classical sociological theories and concepts in making sense of the contemporary globalized world. Covering a very wide historical and geographical range and topics that include: classical sociological theory, genocide, resistance, the intifada, street gangs, democracy, bureaucracy, war literature, ethnic

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This book highlights the continuing relevance of classical sociological theories and concepts in making sense of the contemporary globalized world. Covering a very wide historical and geographical range and topics that include: classical sociological theory, genocide, resistance, the intifada, street gangs, democracy, bureaucracy, war literature, ethnic diversity, national culture, and science, the distinguished contributors to this volume affirm the contemporary relevance of the classical sociological tradition for making sense of the global human condition.

Editorial Reviews

Peter Baehr
A stellar cast of authors, writing on central domestic and international topics of our time, oriented to the work of one of sociology's truly great authors: what more could one ask for? Read this book and get your students to read it. Sociology comes alive in its pages
Toby E. Huff
This fine collection of essays in honor of Irving Zeitlin’s many contributions to Sociology—theoretical, empirical, historical—is a fitting tribute. It is a cornucopia of insights and perspectives that will appeal to a broad range of sociological readers.
Steve Fuller
If significance is measured in terms of the number of interesting and influential students, Irving Zeitlin easily ranks number one among Canadian sociologists. This book is the first to take the full measure of Zeitlin’s academic career, the daring and diversity of which has never been properly appreciated. Zeitlin came of age in the late 1960s when sociologists were trying to reach a theoretical rapprochement between Marx and Weber. Two of Zeitlin’s most distinguished contemporaries in this project, Anthony Giddens and Randall Collins, are among those who pay tribute to Zeitlin’s efforts in these pages. The other chapters are penned by former students, colleagues, and relatives. In reading these arresting reassessments of, say, democracy’s exportability, Islamic extremism, Chinese nationalism, Anti-Semitism, the American street ethic, and the economic preconditions of imperialist and revolutionary politics — all bearing the mark of Zeitlin’s influence — it becomes clear that his has been a truly cosmopolitan vision of sociology that is rarely found in today’s practitioners.

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ISBN-13:
9780739140369
Publisher:
The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
12/18/2010
Pages:
356
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

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