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Toward a Social History of Knowledge

Collected Essays

Fritz Ringer†

208 pages, illus., index

ISBN  978-1-57181-231-5 $120.00/£85.00 Hb Published (January 2001)


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Description

One of the foremost historians of intellectual life and education in Germany, Fritz Ringer has brought together in this volume several of his articles, most of which are not easily available are published here in English for the first time. They focus on a whole range of contemporary and historical debates about the relationship between ideas and their context, the role of education and middle-class consciousness, the social role of academics and intellectuals, and competing ideals of learning, science, and history.

Fritz Ringer taught at Harvard, Indiana, and Boston Universities and was Mellon University Professor of History at the University of Pittsburgh.

Subject: Educational Studies General History
Area: Germany



Contents

PART I: THEORETICAL CONSIDERATIONS

Chapter 1. The Intellectual Field, Intellectual History, and the Sociology of Knowledge
Chapter 2. The Origins of Karl Mannheim’s Sociology of Knowledge

PART II: EDUCATION AND THE MIDDLE CLASSES

Chapter 3. Education, Economy, and Society in Germany, 1800–1960
Chapter 4. Education and the Middle Classes in Modern France

PART III: QUANTITATIVE STUDIES

Chapter 5. Patterns of Access to the Modern European University
Chapter 6. A Sociography of German Academics, 1863–1938

PART IV: ESSAYS IN COMPARATIVE INTELLECTUAL HISTORY

Chapter 7. Bildung and its Implications in the German Tradition, 1890–1930
Chapter 8. Ideas of Education and of Systematic Knowledge: France, ca. 1900, in Comparative Perspective

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