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Tonnies: Community and Civil Society by Ferdinand Tonnies
Book DescriptionFerdinand Tonnies' Gemeinschaft und Gesellschaft (first published in 1887) is a classic of social and political theory, which explores the clash between small-scale neighbourhood-based 'communities' and large-scale competitive market 'societies'. Tonnies considers all aspects of life - political, economic, legal and family; art, religion and culture; the construction of 'selfhood' and 'personhood'; and modes of cognition, language and understanding. Often recognised as one of the founding texts of sociology, Gemeinschaft und Gesellschaft is also a highly significant contribution to European political thought and philosophy, with particular relevance to the legacies of Hobbes and Kant. It is at once a response to modernity, a theoretical exercise in social, political and moral science, and an unusual commentary on the inner character of 'democratic socialism'. This new English rendition will introduce Tonnies' work to a fresh generation of English-speaking readers with interests in social and political theory and the history of European ideas.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521561198
(216mm x 138mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 2-Jul-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Ferdinand Tonnies
Community and Society, Paperback (March 2003)
One of the first major studies of sociology from the European perspective.
Tonnies: Community and Civil Society, Paperback (July 2001)
A new translation and introduction make this classic of social and political theory readily accessible.
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First Published in 1969. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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