Social Issues, Geopolitics, and Judaica

Social Issues, Geopolitics, and Judaica

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ISBN-13: 9780765803641
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
Publication date: 01/15/2007
Pages: 402
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.26(d)
Age Range: 16 Years

About the Author

Werner J. Cahnman (1902-1980) worked at the Berlin Industrial and Trade Chamber and the Counsel of the National Association of Bavaria before being arrested by the Gestapo. Upon his release he went to the United States and taught at many American universities, including Rutgers University. His major contributions in social science were made through his work in the sociology of Jews and sociological theory. His books include Ferdinand Toennier and A New Evaluation and Sociology and History. Judith T. Marcus is professor emeritus of sociology at the State University of New York -Potsdam. She has taught sociology at Kenyon College, Skidmore College, The College of Wooster, Rutgers University, and the New School for Social Research. She is the author of Georg Lukacs and Thomas Mann: A Study in the Sociology of Literature editor of Foundations of the Frankfurt School of Social Research and Georg Lukacs: Theory, Culture, and Politics.

Zoltán Tarr was visiting Fulbright Scholar to Budapest, Hungary, and taught sociology and history at the City University of New York, the New School for Social Research, and Rutgers University. Some of the books he has authored or edited include Georg Lukács, Jews and Gentiles, and Foundations of the Frankfurt School of Social Research.

Table of Contents


Introduction   Zoltan Tarr     vii
Personal and Autobiographical Writings
My Relations to Jews and Judaism     3
Jewish Intellectuals and the Central-Verein     13
The Nazi Threat and the Central-Verein-A Recollection     17
The Education of Rudolf Hess     25
Stefan Zweig in Salzburg     39
Werner Cahnman at Seventy: An Interview     43
Robert E. Park at Fisk     55
Germany: The Time Has Come for Friendship     67
Sociological Essays
Reflections on the Sociology of Jews     73
An American Dilemma     81
The Stigma of Obesity     89
The Forest Hills Experience     107
"Ghetto" and "Sociology"     113
The Concept of Social Policy (Sozialpolitik)     127
Geopolitical Ruminations: The Beginnings of the Global Approach
Methods of Geopolitics     143
Concepts of Geopolitics     155
Foreign Area Study (ASTP) as an Educational Experiment in the Social Sciences     163
Is a United Europe Possible?     171
The Concept of Raum and the Theory of Regionalism     181
France in Algeria-A Problem of Culture Contact     193
Outline of a Theory of Area Studies     207
Frontiers between East and West in Europe     221
Jews and Judaism: A Historical View
Reaction to Domination     251
The Jews of Vienna     265
Jewish Morale in Our Times     271
Munich and the First Zionist Congress     281
Two Maps of German-Jewish History     293
A New Learning: Introduction to Franz Rosenzweig     303
The Arabs and Zionist Policy     311
Socio-Economic Causes of Anti-Semitism     315
Adolf Fischhof and His Jewish Followers     327
Theodor Herzl: A Column of Fire     357
Some Facts of Intermarriage and Their Consequences for Action     361
Comments on the American Jewish Scene     371
Index     381

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