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Poggi, Gianfranco

Works: 55 works in 301 publications in 7 languages and 6,846 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Dedicatee, Honoree
Classifications: HM66, 301
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Gianfranco Poggi
Money and the modern mind George Simmel's Philosophy of money by Gianfranco Poggi( )
9 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1,324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Images of society; essays on the sociological theories of Tocqueville, Marx, and Durkheim by Gianfranco Poggi( Book )
16 editions published between 1972 and 1986 in English and Japanese and held by 843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The development of the modern state : a sociological introduction by Gianfranco Poggi( Book )
25 editions published between 1978 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Calvinism and the capitalist spirit : Max Weber's Protestant ethic by Gianfranco Poggi( Book )
18 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The state : its nature, development, and prospects by Gianfranco Poggi( Book )
19 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book offers a fresh, accessible and original interpretation of the modern state, concentrating particularly on the emergence and nature of democracy. Poggi presents an extensive conceptual portrait of the state, distinguishing its early characteristics from those which have developed subsequently and are apparent in contemporary states. He reviews the 'historical career' of the state, from the dissolution of feudal forms of rule to the advent of modern, liberal-democratic systems. Poggi also discusses the nature of liberal-democratic regimes, and the distinctive features of the So
Weber : a short introduction by Gianfranco Poggi( Book )
26 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this short and accessible introductory text, Gianfrano Poggi offers a masterly account of the most important themes in Weber's writings. Assuming no previous knowledge of Weber's writings, the book focuses on his conception of sociology, social process, religion, and the genesis and nature of the modern state. By introducing contemporary examples, it helps to illustrate the continuing relevance of Weber's work. This is Poggi at his very best. His account is authorative, but unpretentious, intellectually sophisticated, but still highly readable. As such, this book is bound to become an indispensable guide to Weber's key ideas, suitable for use by anyone requiring a concise and yet scholarly introduction to Weber's work, whether at undergraduate or postgraduate level. - Publisher
Durkheim by Gianfranco Poggi( Book )
14 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In this readable and compact introduction to one of the most significant social thinkers of the last one hundred years, Gianfranco Poggi examines closely all of Durkheim's 'canonical' works and assesses their significance today. Poggi also considers closely just what Durkheim meant by 'society' and assesses his contribution to both political sociology and the sociology of law, putting Durkheim's writings into the context of the generation of European scholars to which he belonged. Poggi's clear and concise reappraisal of this towering figure in the development of modern sociological thought provides both an essential overview of his major writings and also illustrates just why Durkheim is still so widely read and debated a century after his death."--Jacket
Catholic Action in Italy; the sociology of a sponsored organization by Gianfranco Poggi( Book )
9 editions published between 1967 and 1969 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Forms of power by Gianfranco Poggi( Book )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Political power is often viewed as the sole embodiment of 'social power', even while we recognize that social power manifests itself in different forms and institutional spheres. This new book by Gianfranco Poggi suggests that the three principal forms of social power - the economic, the normative/ideological and the political - are based on a group's privileged access to and control over different resources." "Against this general background, Poggi shows how various embodiments of normative/ideological and economic power have both made claims on political power (considered chiefly as it is embodied in the state) and responded in turn to the latter's attempt to control or to instrumentalize them. The embodiment of ideological power in religion and in modern intellectual elites is examined in the context of their relations to the state. Poggi also explores both the demands laid upon the state by the business elite and the impact of the state's fiscal policies on the economic sphere. The final chapter considers the relationship between a state's political class and its military elite, which tends to use the resource of organized coercion for its own ends." "Forms of Power will be of interest to students and scholars of sociology and politics."--BOOK JACKET
Great minds : encounters with social theory by Gianfranco Poggi( Book )
13 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Modern social thought is largely the intellectual product of a number of "great minds." Revisiting the central theories of Marx, Durkheim, Weber, Simmel, Mead, Parsons, Goffman, Garfinkel, and Luhmann, this text introduces readers to a select group of thinkers who have made significant, distinctive, and controversial contributions to the development of modern social theory. Offering a careful selection of primary sources that encourage direct engagement with the writings, Poggi and Sciortino emphasize the theoretical insights and problems that remain valuable to discussions of social theory today. Each chapter introduces key ideas, whether classical or contemporary, through a discussion of each theorist's contribution to the exploration of the human actors and the consequences, potentialities, and vulnerabilities embedded in social relationships.Great Mindswas originally published in Italian. This first-ever English-language edition includes a new final chapter on the work of Luhmann
L'organizzazione partitica del PCI e della DC ( Book )
9 editions published in 1968 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La vicenda dello stato moderno : profilo sociologico by Gianfranco Poggi( Book )
20 editions published between 1978 and 2002 in Italian and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le preferenze politiche degli Italiani. Analisi di alcuni sondaggi pre-elettorali by Gianfranco Poggi( Book )
8 editions published in 1968 in Italian and French and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Calvinismo e spirito del capitalismo : contesti della "tesi di Weber" by Gianfranco Poggi( Book )
7 editions published in 1984 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lo stato : natura, sviluppo, prospettive by Gianfranco Poggi( Book )
5 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in Italian and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Il clero di riserva : studio sociologico sull'Azione Cattolica Italiana durante la presidensa Gedda by Gianfranco Poggi( Book )
7 editions published in 1963 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Varieties of political experience : power phenomena in modern society by Gianfranco Poggi( Book )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Emile Durkheim by Gianfranco Poggi( Book )
5 editions published in 2003 in Italian and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The structure of social action; a study in social theory with special reference to a group of recent European writers by Talcott Parsons( Book )
4 editions published between 1962 and 1987 in Italian and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Il gioco dei poteri by Gianfranco Poggi( Book )
6 editions published in 1998 in Italian and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Poggi, Gianfranco 1934-
ポッジ, ジァンフランコ
English (134)
Italian (77)
Spanish (6)
Turkish (5)
Japanese (3)
French (1)
Portuguese (1)