Toward a Social History of Knowledge

Toward a Social History of Knowledge

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.


Author
Publisher Berghahn Books
Release Date
ISBN 1800733992
Pages 208 pages
Rating 4/5 (92 users)

More Books:

Toward a Social History of Knowledge
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Fritz Ringer
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001-01-01 - Publisher: Berghahn Books

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
Wisdom's Workshop
Language: en
Pages: 417
Authors: James Axtell
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-03 - Publisher: Princeton University Press

An essential history of the modern research university When universities began in the Middle Ages, Pope Gregory IX described them as "wisdom's special workshop.
Trouble in Academe
Language: en
Pages: 96
Authors: Fritz Ringer
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999 - Publisher: iUniverse

Trouble in Academe: A Memoir is a partially autobiographical account of two academic crises: one at Indiana University in the late 1960s and another at Boston U
The Language of Law and Food
Language: en
Pages: 244
Authors: Salvatore Mancuso
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-04-28 - Publisher: Routledge

This book reconsiders the use of food metaphors and the relationship between law and food in an interdisciplinary perspective to examine how food related topics
Information History in the Modern World
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Toni Weller
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-12-09 - Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

Information has a rich but under explored history. The information age of the late twentieth century witnessed the emergence of a new history of information and
A Social History of Books and Libraries from Cuneiform to Bytes
Language: en
Pages: 222
Authors: Patrick M. Valentine
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-09-27 - Publisher: Scarecrow Press

A Social History of Books and Libraries from Cuneiform to Bytes traces the roles of books and libraries throughout recorded history and explores their social an
Common Sense
Language: en
Pages: 368
Authors: Sophia Rosenfeld
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-05-12 - Publisher: Harvard University Press

Common sense has always been a cornerstone of American politics. In 1776, Tom Paine’s vital pamphlet with that title sparked the American Revolution. And toda
The Archaeology of Identities
Language: en
Pages: 347
Authors: Timothy Insoll
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-01-24 - Publisher: Routledge

The Archaeology of Identities brings together seventeen seminal articles from this exciting new discipline in one indispensable volume for the first time. Edito
A Realist Theory of Art History
Language: en
Pages: 172
Authors: Ian Verstegen
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-01-03 - Publisher: Routledge

As the theoretical alignments within academia shift, this book introduces a surprising variety of realism to abolish the old positivist-theory dichotomy that ha
The Power of Historical Knowledge
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Susan L. Mizruchi
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-07-14 - Publisher: Princeton University Press

In this provocative study, Susan Mizruchi argues that the act of writing history is the key to the political concerns of American novelists. Using nineteenth-ce