By Bonnie Honig
By Bonnie Honig
By Robert F Barsky,Noam Chomsky
In 1995, Robert Barsky met with Noam Chomsky to debate hiswork-in-progress, Noam Chomsky: a lifetime of Dissent (MIT Press, 1997). Chomsky informed Barsky that he shouldfocus his recognition as an alternative on midcentury linguist and activist Zellig Harris,who was once, Chomsky modestly insisted, extra attention-grabbing than Chomsky himself. Intrigued, Barsky started to study Harris (1909--1992) and came upon thestory of a massive determine in American highbrow lifestyles "sitting in a nook in the midst of the room" -- a part of the most important twentieth-century conversations approximately language, know-how, labor,politics, and Zionism. The intersecting worlds of Harris's intellectualand political actions have been populated via such figures as Louis Brandeis,Albert Einstein, Franz Boas, Nathan Glazer, and Chomsky. Barsky describes Harris's paintings in language stories, andhis pioneering principles approximately discourse research, structural linguistics, andinformation illustration. He additionally discusses Harris's half within the pre-1948 Zionist circulate -- whilst many Jews at the Leftenvisioned a socialist Palestine that will be a haven not just for persecutedJews but additionally for disenfranchised Arabs and an individual looking a sanctuary opposed to oppression -- and recounts Harris's debates at the topic with Brandeis, Einstein, and a wide workforce of scholars concerned with a Zionist association known as Avukah. And Barsky describes Harris's perspectives on capitalism, worker-owner relatives, and employee self-management, the legacy ofwhich are available in a few of his scholars' writings, significantly these of Seymour Melman. Barsky indicates how Harris, as mentor, instructor, and colleague,powerfully encouraged figures who got here to dominate the 20 th century's political dialogue -- ;thinkers as assorted as Noam Chomsky and NathanGlazer.
By Prof. Robert A. Jacques
By Richard Meissner
By Richard Stivers
Arguing that the ideology of freedom and equality this present day bears little resemblance to its eighteenth-century counterpart, Richard Stivers examines how those values were significantly reworked in a technological civilization. as soon as regarded as one of those own estate and a side of the respect of the person, the context of freedom and equality this present day is technological ahead of it truly is political and fiscal and is usually now principally considered in collective phrases. targeting the paintings of Jacques Ellul and Max Weber, Stivers strains the advance of freedom and equality in Enlightenment concept and American background after which proceeds to debate their present ideologies, realities, and illusions.
“Stivers demanding situations the final optimism approximately freedom and equality in modernity, and highlights the numerous dehumanizing features of the spreading technological tradition …This effective publication serves as a penetrating warning sign to those that find the redemption of the realm within the regular export of the technology-rich Western lifestyle.” — Metapsychology
“This is a good written and fascinating textual content produced by way of somebody who's deeply immersed in social conception, which he wields in a cosmopolitan and wide-ranging manner. i'd find his writing in a particular style of sociological writing, which would aptly be characterised as sociological meditation. What makes his publication really compelling is the truth that it tackles the main principal and enduring problems with our age, which he addresses in a way that transcends the immediacies of daily monetary and political fact and appreciates either the ancient roots and the deep structural foundations.” — Peter Kivisto, Augustana College
“This impressive and well timed booklet faces head-on present political concerns surrounding freedom and equality.” — Norman ok. Denzin, collage of Illinois
Richard Stivers is distinct Professor of Sociology at Illinois nation collage and the writer of colors of Loneliness: Pathologies of a Technological Society and know-how as Magic: The Triumph of the Irrational.
By Michael J. Shapiro
This groundbreaking and cutting edge textual content addresses the deep ontological and epistemological commitments that underpin traditional positivist equipment after which demonstrates how "method" could be understood in a lot broader and extra attention-grabbing methods.
Drawing on a huge diversity of philosophical and methodological conception in addition to a wide selection of inventive assets from fantastic paintings to cinema and from literature to the blues, top modern philosopher Michael Shapiro indicates the reader how a extra open knowing of the concept that of technique is lucrative and enlightening. His inspiration of ‘writing-as-method’ is enacted in the course of the textual content and gives a stimulating substitute for college kids to positivist social technological know-how equipment.
This is vital examining for all scholars and college with an curiosity in post-positivist methods.
By Richard Tuck
By David Bromell
By Dudley Knowles
By Slavoj Zizek,Francisco López Martín