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

Author: Claus Offe
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA : 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  Read more...

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Named Person: Alexis de Tocqueville; Max Weber; Theodor W Adorno; Alexis de Tocqueville; Max Weber; Theodor Wiesengrund Adorno; Alexis de Tocqueville; Max Weber; Theodor W Adorno; Theodor W Adorno; Alexis de Tocqueville; Max Weber; Alexis de Tocqueville; Max Weber; Theodor Wiesengrund Adorno; Alexis de Tocqueville; Max Weber; Theodor Wiesengrund Adorno
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Claus Offe
ISBN: 9780745635064 0745635067 0745635059 9780745635057
OCLC Number: 311053309
Notes: Trad. de: Selbstbetrachtung aus der Ferne.
Description: 115 p. : carte ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Alexis de Tocqueville or the tyranny of the middle class --
3. Max Weber : American escape routes from the iron cage? --
4. Theodor W. Aborno : 'culture industry' and other views of the 'American century' --
5. The United States in the twenty-first century : traditions of religious socialization and struggle against 'evil'
Other Titles: Selbstbetrachtung aus der Ferne. Anglais.
Responsibility: Claus Offe ; translated by Patrick Camiller.
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