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Nisbet, Robert A.

Overview
Works: 163 works in 1,051 publications in 11 languages and 27,745 library holdings
Genres: History  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Originator, Compiler, Composer
Classifications: HM19, 301.09
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Most widely held works by Robert A Nisbet
The sociological tradition by Robert A Nisbet( Book )

119 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 2,281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discussion of the elements of sociology: community, authority, status, the sacred, and alienation
Contemporary social problems by Robert King Merton( Book )

40 editions published between 1961 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of the idea of progress by Robert A Nisbet( Book )

43 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The idea of progress from the Enlightenment to postmodernism is still very much with us. In intellectual discourse, journals, popular magazines, and radio and talk shows, the debate between those who are "progressivists" and those who are "declinists" is as spirited as it was in the late seventeenth century. In History of the Idea of Progress, Robert Nisbet traces the idea of progress from its origins in Greek, Roman, and medieval civilizations to modern times. It is a masterful frame of reference for understanding the present world. Nisbet asserts there are two fundamental building blocks necessary to Western doctrines of human advancement: the idea of growth, and the idea of necessity. He sees Christianity as a key element in both secular and spiritual evolution, for it conveys all the ingredients of the modern idea of progress: the advancement of the human race in time, a single time frame for all the peoples and epochs of the past and present, the conception of time as linear, and the envisagement of the future as having a utopian end. In his new introduction, Nisbet shows why the idea of progress remains of critical importance to studies of social evolution and natural history. He provides a contemporary basis for many disciplines, including sociology, economics, philosophy, religion, politics, and science. History of the Idea of Progress continues to be a major resource for scholars in all these areas
Social change and history : aspects of the Western theory of development by Robert A Nisbet( Book )

54 editions published between 1959 and 1995 in 5 languages and held by 1,467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preface: The primary purpose of this book is to set forth the essential sources and contests of the Western idea of social development. The book is in large part historical, in smaller part analytical and critical. In the rather long final chapter I explore some of the difficulties which seem to me to arise in the study of social change when this study is made subject to the fundamental concepts of developmentalism
A History of sociological analysis by T. B Bottomore( Book )

31 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in English and Turkish and held by 1,405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sociological thought in the eighteenth century; Theories of progress, development, evolution; Conservatism; Marxism and sociology; German sociology in the time of Max Weber; Emile Durkhein; Positivism and its critics; American trends; Functionalism; Theories of social action; Exchange theory; Interactionism; Phenomenology and sociology; Structuralism; Social stratification; Power and authority; Sociological analysis and social policy; Name index; Subject index
Twilight of authority by Robert A Nisbet( Book )

33 editions published between 1975 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Émile Durkheim by Robert A Nisbet( Book )

29 editions published between 1965 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The social philosophers: community and conflict in Western thought by Robert A Nisbet( Book )

52 editions published between 1973 and 1993 in 5 languages and held by 1,241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This essay in social and intellectual history advances the thesis that Western social philosophy arose during the disintegration of the ancient Greek and Roman communities and has been preoccupied ever since with the problem of community lost and community to be gained. As the author shows, Western ideas of moral authority, freedom, consensus, and personality take on their distinctive character as aspects of Western man's search tor community. Six major types of community in Western life and thought are distinguished by Professor Nisbet: military, political, religious, revolutionary, ecological, and plural. Each of these is presented as a continuing current in Western history and as a vital context to the central ideas of social philosophy. From Plato and Aristotle down to such moderns as Marx, Tocqueville, Weber, Kropotkin, and Fanon we see the dominant ideas and perspectives of Western thought as responses to conflicts and crises--above all, to those affecting man's perennial quest for community.--From publisher description
Sociology as an art form by Robert A Nisbet( Book )

41 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author asserts that sociology is indeed an art form, one that has a strong kinship with literature, painting, Romantic history, and philosophy in the nineteenth century, the age in which sociology came into full stature. He explains the degree to which sociology draws from the same creative impulses, themes and styles (rooted in history), and actual modes of representation found in the arts. He shows how the founding sociologists such as Marx, Weber, Durkheim, and Simmel constructed portraits (of the bourgeois, the worker, and the intellectual) and landscapes (of the masses, the poor, the factory system), all reflecting and contributing to identical portraits and landscapes found in the literature and art of the period. In addition to marking the similarities between sociologists' and artists' efforts to depict motion or movement, the author emphasizes the relation of sociology to art and literature, with examples such as alienation, anomie, and degeneration
The sociology of Emile Durkheim by Robert A Nisbet( Book )

23 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The social bond : an introduction to the study of society by Robert A Nisbet( Book )

35 editions published between 1970 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 1,080 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The quest for community; a study in the ethics of order and freedom by Robert A Nisbet( Book )

29 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,049 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conservatism : dream and reality by Robert A Nisbet( Book )

32 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and Czech and held by 1,041 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essential concerns of conservatism are the same as those that motivated Nisbet's first and most influential book, The Quest for Community. In fact. Conservatism unites virtually all of Nisbet's work. In it, Nisbet deals with the political causes of the manifold forms of alienation that underwrite the human quest for community. The sovereign political state is more than a legal relationship of a superstructure of power, it is inseparable from its successive penetrations of man's economic, religious, kinship and local allegiances, and its revolutionary dislocations of established centers of power
The degradation of the academic dogma: the university in America, 1945-1970 by Robert A Nisbet( Book )

23 editions published between 1970 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,000 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prejudices : a philosophical dictionary by Robert A Nisbet( Book )

14 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A great moralist and social thinker illuminates the most vexing issues of our time--war, old age, racism, abortion, boredom, crime and punishment, sociobiology--in a book which is by turns hilarious and somber but always vigorous and stimulating
The present age : progress and anarchy in modern America by Robert A Nisbet( Book )

21 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tradition and revolt : historical and sociological essays by Robert A Nisbet( Book )

28 editions published between 1966 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: This classic volume deals with a crucial contemporary social issue: the conflict between traditionalism and modernism. Nisbet considers such subjects as power, community, culture, and the university. He deals directly with the values of authority, tradition, hierarchy, and community on the one hand, and individualism, secularism, and revolt on the other. Nisbet's underlying argument is that there is a close historical relationship between the distribution of power in democratic society and the displacement of social class, kinship, neighborhood, and the church. The book challenges concerned Americans to understand and address the basic conflicts confronting contemporary society
Roosevelt and Stalin : the failed courtship by Robert A Nisbet( Book )

13 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social change by Robert A Nisbet( Book )

21 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Community and power (formerly The quest for community) by Robert A Nisbet( Book )

27 editions published between 1953 and 1968 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book was formerly titled "The Quest for Community". This book emphasizes that in modern history there has been a strong trend toward political centralization and away from the pluralism that any free society must have in some degree
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identityNisbet, Robert

Nisbet, R. 1913-

Nisbet, R. (Robert), 1913-

Nisbet, Robert.

Nisbet, Robert 1913-1996

Nisbet, Robert A.

Nisbet, Robert A. 1913-

Nisbet, Robert A. (Robert Alexander), 1913-

Nisbet, Robert Alexander.

Nisbet, Robert Alexander 1913-

Nisbet, Robert Alexander 1913-1996

Nisbet, Robert H.

Nisbet, Robert H. 1913-

Nisbet, Robert H. 1913-1996

Robert Alexander Nisbet US-amerikanischer Soziologe

Robert Nisbet sociologue amricain

Нисбет, Роберт Александр

ニスベット, R

ニスベット, R. A

ニスベット, ロバート・A

ロバート・ニスベット

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History of the idea of progressTwilight of authoritySociology as an art formThe quest for community; a study in the ethics of order and freedomConservatism : dream and realityPrejudices : a philosophical dictionaryThe present age : progress and anarchy in modern AmericaTradition and revolt : historical and sociological essays