Transformation in the Writing: A Case of Surrender-and-Catch / Edition 1

Transformation in the Writing: A Case of Surrender-and-Catch / Edition 1

by K.H. Wolff
     
 

ISBN-10: 0792331788

ISBN-13: 9780792331780

Pub. Date: 06/30/1995

Publisher: Springer Netherlands

Transformation in the Writing, A Case of Surrender-and-Catch further develops the concepts first presented in Surrender and Catch (1976) and applied to sociology and its history in Survival and Sociology (1991) and autobiography in O Loma! (1989). This idea involves the recognition of the unprecedented nature of the present time in the history of humankind and the

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Transformation in the Writing, A Case of Surrender-and-Catch further develops the concepts first presented in Surrender and Catch (1976) and applied to sociology and its history in Survival and Sociology (1991) and autobiography in O Loma! (1989). This idea involves the recognition of the unprecedented nature of the present time in the history of humankind and the planet, a time when we ourselves, rather than Nature or the Deity, can annihilate both ourselves and our planet. 'Surrender' is nonlinguistic (or prelinguistic), 'prepredicative', 'prephenomenal', and involves suspending or 'bracketing' the world, calling it into question. This is the best any individual can do, in view of the point of crisis at which we are now. In Transformation in the Writing Wolff explores how his hypothesis of Surrender(-and-Catch) bears on aspects of autobiography (émigré status, field work), sociology of knowledge, poetry, phenomenology, hermeneutics, critical theory, and on attitudes to our time.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780792331780
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
06/30/1995
Series:
Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science Series, #166
Edition description:
1995
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by Jonathan B. Imber. Introduction by Joy Gordon. Preface: Another Voice Lesson and an Occasional Screech. One: Autobiographical. I. The Personal History of an Émigré. II. First Notes on Surrender and Autobiography. III. Authenticity in Loma and of 'Loma'. IV. Trying Sociology, Sociology of Knowledge, Surrender-and-Catch. Two: Surrender-and-Catch and Other Approaches to the World. V. The Sociology of Knowledge and Surrender-and-Catch. VI. Surrender-and-Catch and Sociology. VII. Surrender-and-Catch, Poetry, Sociology, Morality. VIII. Surrender-and-Catch and Phenomenology. IX. Surrender-and-Catch and Hermeneutics. X. Surrender-and-Catch and Critical Theory. Three: Our Time and its Sociological Analysis. XI. From Nothing to Sociology. XII. 'Nineteen-Eighty-Four' and Surrender-and-Catch. Postscript after Two Years. Index.

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