The Sociology of Intellectuals

After 'The Existentialist Moment'
 
 
Palgrave Macmillan (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 30. August 2018
 
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  • Softcover
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  • 208 Seiten
978-3-319-87026-7 (ISBN)
 
This volume offers an unprecedented account of recent and future developments in the sociology of intellectuals. It presents a critical exchange between two leading contemporary social theorists, Patrick Baert and Simon Susen, advancing debates at the cutting edge of scholarship on the changing role of intellectuals in the increasingly interconnected societies of the twenty-first century. The discussion centres on Baert's most recent contribution to this field of inquiry, The Existentialist Moment: The Rise of Sartre as a Public Intellectual (2015), demonstrating that it has opened up hitherto barely explored avenues for the sociological study of intellectuals. In addition, the authors provide an overview of various alternative approaches that are available for understanding the sociology of intellectuals - such as those of Pierre Bourdieu, Randall Collins, and Neil Gross. In doing so, they grapple with the question of the extent to which intellectuals can play a constructive role in influencing social and political developments in the modern era. This insightful volume will appeal to students and scholars of the humanities and social sciences, particularly to those interested in social theory and the history of intellectual thought.
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2017
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Springer International Publishing
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XI, 194 p.
  • Höhe: 210 mm
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  • Breite: 148 mm
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  • Dicke: 11 mm
  • 276 gr
978-3-319-87026-7 (9783319870267)
10.1007/978-3-319-61210-2
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Simon Susen is Reader in Sociology at City, University of London, UK. Among his recent publications are Pierre Bourdieu et la distinction sociale. Un essai philosophique (2016), The 'Postmodern Turn' in the Social Sciences (2015), and The Foundations of the Social: Between Critical Theory and Reflexive Sociology (2007). He is Associate Member of the Bauman Institute and, together with Bryan S. Turner, Editor of the Journal of Classical Sociology.

Patrick Baert is Professor of Social Theory at the University of Cambridge, UK. Among his recent books are The Existentialist Moment: The Rise of Sartre as a Public Intellectual (2015), Conflict in the Academy: A Study in the Sociology of Intellectuals (with Marcus Morgan, 2015), and Social Theory in the Twentieth Century and Beyond (with Filipe Carreira da Silva, 2010). He is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Society.

Introduction: Key Issues in the Sociology of Intellectuals; Simon Susen and Patrick Baert.- Chapter 1: Reflections on Patrick Baert's The Existentialist Moment: The Rise of Sartre as a Public Intellectual; Simon Susen.- Chapter 2: The Existentialist Moment Defended: A Reply to Simon Susen; Patrick Baert.
This book offers an unprecedented account of recent and future developments in the sociology of intellectuals. It presents a critical exchange between two leading contemporary social theorists, Patrick Baert and Simon Susen, advancing debates at the cutting edge of scholarship on the changing role of intellectuals in the increasingly interconnected societies of the twenty-first century. The discussion centres on Baert's most recent contribution to this field of inquiry, The Existentialist Moment: The Rise of Sartre as a Public Intellectual (2015), demonstrating that it has opened up hitherto barely explored avenues for the sociological study of intellectuals. The authors also provide an overview of various alternative approaches that are available for understanding the sociology of intellectuals, such as those of Pierre Bourdieu, Randall Collins and Neil Gross. In doing so, they grapple with the question of the extent to which intellectuals can play a positive and empowering role in shaping the current and future development of society. This insightful book will appeal to students and scholars of the humanities and social sciences, particularly to those interested in social theory and the history of intellectual thought.

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