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
     
 

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ISBN-10: 9048144787

ISBN-13: 9789048144785

Pub. Date: 12/03/2010

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789048144785
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
12/03/2010
Series:
Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science Series, #166
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 1995
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.24(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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