Freud and American Sociology
The American Experience
By (author) Philip Manning
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Freud and American Sociology by Philip Manning
Book DescriptionAlthough Freud's impact on social science - and indeed 20th century social thought - has been extraordinary, his impact on American sociology has been left relatively unexplored. This ground-breaking book aims to fill this knowledge gap. By examining the work of pioneers such as G. H. Mead, Cooley, Parsons and Goffman, as well as a range of key contemporary thinkers, it provides an accurate history of the role Freud and psychoanalysis played in the development of American social theory. Despite the often reluctant, and frequently resistant, nature of this encounter, the book also draws attention to the abiding potential of fusing psychoanalytic and sociological thinking. Freud and American Sociology represents an original and compelling contribution to scholarly debate. At the same time, the clarity with which Manning develops his comprehensive account means that the book is also highly suitable for adoption on a range of upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses, including sociology, social theory, social psychology, and related disciiplines.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780745625041
(238mm x 159mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 15-Jun-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Philip Manning
Freud and American Sociology, Paperback (June 2005)
* First book to trace systematically the relationship between key American social theorists and Freud's psychoanalyitc ideas. * Focuses on key social theorists and schools widely studied at Universities inside and outside the US, including Parsons, Chicago sociology, and Goffman.
Erving Goffman and Modern Sociology, Paperback (September 1992)» View all books by Philip Manning
aeo Erving Goffman was one of the most influential authors of the post--war period in social science. aeo This is the first book to provide a full--length study of Goffmana s career as a whole. aeo This book is part of the highly successful Key Contemporary Thinkers series.
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Author Biography - Philip Manning
Philip Manning is Professor of Sociology at Cleveland State University
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