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- DescriptionFounders, classics, and cans have been vitally important in helping to frame sociology's identity. Within the academy today, a number of positions-feminist, postmodernist, postcolonial-question the status of tradition. In Founders, Classics, Cans, Peter Baehr defends the continuing importance of sociology's classics and traditions in a university education. Baehr offers arguments against interpreting, defending, and attacking sociology's great texts and authors in terms of founders and cans. He demonstrates why, in logical and historical terms, discourses and traditions cant actually be founded and why the term founder has little explanatory content. Equally, he takes issue with the tion of can and argues that the analogy between the theological can and sociological classic texts, though seductive, is mistaken. Although he questions the uses to which the concepts of founder, classic, and can have been put, Baehr is t dismissive. On the contrary, he seeks to understand the value and meaning these concepts have for the people who employ them in the cultural battle to affirm or attack the liberal university tradition.
- Author BiographyPeter Baehr is professor and head of the department of sociology and social policy at Lingnan University, Hong Kong as well as a fellow of the Center for Asian Pacific Studies. His books include Hannah Arendt, Totalitarianism, and the Social Sciences: Critical Encounters; Founders, Classics, Canons: Modern Disputes on the Origins and Appraisal of Sociology's Heritage; and Caesar and the Fading of the Roman World.
- Author(s)Peter Baehr
- PublisherTransaction Publishers
- Date of Publication30/12/2015
- SubjectSociology & Anthropology: Professional
- Place of PublicationSomerset, NJ
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintTransaction Publishers
- Weight525 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine18 mm
- Foreword bySteven Lukes
- Edition Statement2nd Revised edition
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