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Nisbet, Robert A.

Works: 161 works in 1,151 publications in 13 languages and 28,020 library holdings
Genres: History  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Originator
Classifications: HM19, 301.09
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The sociological tradition by Robert A Nisbet( Book )
114 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 2,199 libraries worldwide
Discussion of the elements of sociology: community, authority, status, the sacred, and alienation
Contemporary social problems by Robert King Merton( Book )
47 editions published between 1961 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 1,846 libraries worldwide
History of the idea of progress by Robert A Nisbet( Book )
46 editions published between 1979 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,767 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 )
64 editions published between 1959 and 1995 in 6 languages and held by 1,486 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
The quest for community; a study in the ethics of order and freedom by Robert A Nisbet( Book )
76 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,417 libraries worldwide
One of the leading thinkers to emerge in the postwar conservative intellectual revival was the sociologist Robert Nisbet. His book The Quest for Community , published in 1953, stands as one of the most persuasive accounts of the dilemmas confronting modern society. Nearly a half century before Robert Putnam documented the atomization of society in Bowling Alone , Nisbet argued that the rise of the powerful modern state had eroded the sources of community—the family, the neighborhood, the church, the guild. Alienation and loneliness inevitably resulted. But as the traditional ties that bind fell away, the human impulse toward community led people to turn even more to the government itself, allowing statism—even totalitarianism—to flourish. ISI Books is proud to present this new edition of Nisbet’s magnum opus, featuring a brilliant introduction by New York Times columnist Ross Douthat and three critical essays. Published at a time when our communal life has only grown weaker and when many Americans display cultish enthusiasm for a charismatic president, this new edition of The Quest for Community shows that Nisbet’s insights are as relevant today as ever
A History of sociological analysis by T. B Bottomore( Book )
30 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,397 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 )
35 editions published between 1975 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,293 libraries worldwide
Émile Durkheim by Robert A Nisbet( Book )
32 editions published between 1965 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,243 libraries worldwide
Sociology as an art form by Robert A Nisbet( Book )
44 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,161 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 )
24 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,135 libraries worldwide
The social bond : an introduction to the study of society by Robert A Nisbet( Book )
36 editions published between 1970 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 1,077 libraries worldwide
Conservatism : dream and reality by Robert A Nisbet( Book )
39 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,052 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 )
28 editions published between 1970 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 993 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 937 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 )
26 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 843 libraries worldwide
Tradition and revolt : historical and sociological essays by Robert A Nisbet( Book )
29 editions published between 1966 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 816 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 593 libraries worldwide
Social change by Robert A Nisbet( Book )
20 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in 3 languages and held by 579 libraries worldwide
Community and power (formerly The quest for community) by Robert A Nisbet( Book )
31 editions published between 1953 and 1968 in English and held by 545 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
Xi fang she hui si xiang shi by Robert A Nisbet( Book )
6 editions published between 1979 and 1991 in Chinese and held by 9 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names

controlled identity Nisbet, 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 sociòleg estatunidenc
Robert Alexander Nisbet US-amerikanischer Soziologe
Robert Nisbet Amerikaans socioloog (1913-1996)
Robert Nisbet sociólogo estadounidense
Robert Nisbet sociologue américain
Нисбет, Роберт Александр
니스벳, 로버트 A
ニスベット, R
ニスベット, R. A
ニスベット, ロバート・A
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Spanish (34)
French (18)
Italian (15)
Chinese (9)
Turkish (6)
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Bulgarian (2)
German (1)
Greek, Modern [1453- ] (1)
Russian (1)
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