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Reflections on America : Tocqueville, Weber and Adorno in the United States

Author: Claus Offe
Publisher: Cambridge : Polity, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"At a time when so many cracks have emerged within the imagined community of 'the West', this important new book, by one of the leading social scientists in Europe, examines the intellectual history of comparing Europe and the United States. Claus Offe considers the perspectives adopted by three of Europe's greatest social scientists - Alexis de Tocqueville, Max Weber and Theodor W. Adorno - in their comparative  Read more...
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Named Person: Alexis de Tocqueville; Max Weber; Theodor W Adorno; Theodor W Adorno; Alexis de Tocqueville; Max Weber; Alexis de Tocqueville; Max Weber; Theodor W Adorno
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Claus Offe
ISBN: 0745635059 9780745635057 0745635067 9780745635064
OCLC Number: 60965052
Language Note: Translated from the German.
Description: 115 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Alexis de Tocqueville, or, The tyranny of the middle class --
Max Weber : American escape routes from the iron cage? --
Theodor W. Adorno : "culture industry" and other views of the "American century" --
The United States in the twenty-first century : traditions of religious socialization and struggle against "evil."
Other Titles: Selbstbetrachtung aus der Ferne.
Responsibility: Claus Offe.

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"At a time when so many cracks have emerged within the imagined community of 'the West', this important new book, by one of the leading social scientists in Europe, examines the intellectual history of comparing Europe and the United States. Claus Offe considers the perspectives adopted by three of Europe's greatest social scientists - Alexis de Tocqueville, Max Weber and Theodor W. Adorno - in their comparative writings on Europe."--Jacket.

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