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Founders, Classics, Canons free pdf Founders, classics, and canons 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, Canons , 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 canons. He demonstrates why, in logical and historical terms, discourses and traditions cannot actually be "founded"" and why the term "founder"" has little explanatory content. Equally, he takes issue with the notion of "canon"" and argues that the analogy between the theological canon and sociological classic texts, though seductive, is mistaken. Although he questions the uses to which the concepts of founder, classic, and canon have been put, Baehr is not 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.

About Peter Baehr

Peter 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 .

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Author : Peter Baehr
Publisher : Transaction Publishers
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ISBN : 1412857058
EAN : 9781412857055
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Number of Pages : 310 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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