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The Resource Community and civil society, Ferdinand Tönnies ; edited by Jose Harris ; translated by Jose Harris and Margaret Hollis

Community and civil society, Ferdinand Tönnies ; edited by Jose Harris ; translated by Jose Harris and Margaret Hollis

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Community and civil society
Title
Community and civil society
Statement of responsibility
Ferdinand Tönnies ; edited by Jose Harris ; translated by Jose Harris and Margaret Hollis
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Contributor
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
"Ferdinand Tonnies's Gemeinschaft und Gesellschaft (first published in 1887) is a classic of social and political theory in the later-modern period. It focuses on the universally endemic clash between small-scale, kinship and neighbourhood-based 'communities' and large-scale competitive market 'societies'. This theme is explored in all aspects of life - in political, economic, legal and family structures; in art, religion and culture; in constructions of 'selfhood' and 'personhood'; and in modes of cognition, language and human understanding. Tonnies is best known as one of the 'founding fathers' of modern sociology, but the present work lays greater emphasis on his relationship to European political thought and to developments in philosophy since the seventeenth-century scientific revolution, particularly the legacies of Hobbes and Kant. It can be read at many different levels: as a response to developments in Bismarckian Germany; as a more general critique of the culture of modernity; as a theoretical exercise in social, political and moral science; and as an unusual commentary on the inner character of 'democratic socialism'. This new translation and introduction make Tonnies's classic but difficult work accessible to English-speaking readers interested in social and political theory, intellectual and social history, language and cultural studies, and the history of economic thought."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
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1855-1936
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Tönnies, Ferdinand
Dewey number
305
Index
index present
LC call number
HM706
LC item number
.T61613 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Harris, José
Series statement
Cambridge texts in the history of political thought
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  • Social structure
  • Gemeinschaft and Gesellschaft (Sociology)
  • Community and society
Label
Community and civil society, Ferdinand Tönnies ; edited by Jose Harris ; translated by Jose Harris and Margaret Hollis
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Bk. 1. A general classification of key ideas -- Sect. 1. The theory of Gemeinschaft -- Sect. 2. The theory of Gesellschaft -- Bk. 2. Natural will and rational will -- Sect. 1. The forms of human will -- Sect. 2. Explanation of the dichotomy -- Sect. 3. Practical implications -- Bk. 3. The sociological basis of natural law -- Sect. 1. Definitions and propositions -- Sect. 2. The natural element in law -- Sect. 3. Inter-related forms of will -- commonwealth and state -- App. Conclusions and future prospects
Control code
45023116
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xliv, 266 pages
Isbn
9780521567824
Isbn Type
(pb)
Lccn
00046753
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)45023116
Label
Community and civil society, Ferdinand Tönnies ; edited by Jose Harris ; translated by Jose Harris and Margaret Hollis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Bk. 1. A general classification of key ideas -- Sect. 1. The theory of Gemeinschaft -- Sect. 2. The theory of Gesellschaft -- Bk. 2. Natural will and rational will -- Sect. 1. The forms of human will -- Sect. 2. Explanation of the dichotomy -- Sect. 3. Practical implications -- Bk. 3. The sociological basis of natural law -- Sect. 1. Definitions and propositions -- Sect. 2. The natural element in law -- Sect. 3. Inter-related forms of will -- commonwealth and state -- App. Conclusions and future prospects
Control code
45023116
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xliv, 266 pages
Isbn
9780521567824
Isbn Type
(pb)
Lccn
00046753
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)45023116

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