In Search of Community: Essays in Memory of Werner Stark, 1905-85

In Search of Community: Essays in Memory of Werner Stark, 1905-85

By: Kenneth Westhues (editor), Eileen B. Leonard (editor), Herman Strasser (editor)Hardback

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In Search of Community is a collection of thirteen essays by former students of Dr. Werner Stark, influential historian of social thought. The work opens with an introduction succinctly relating an outline of Stark's life's work encompassing the historical framework that influences him, and the personal events that shape his outlook and scholarship. The essayists address the entire range of central subjects of the sociological discipline by focusing on four areas of scientific debate: the epistemic (Sociology of Knowledge), the theoretical (Social Thought), the societal (Social Bond), and the religious (Sociology of Religion). Those four areas were also of substantive concern to Werner Stark and his extraordinary range and depth of knowledge is reflected in this collection of essays.

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Eileen B. Leonard is Professor of Sociology at Vassar College. Hermann Strasser is Professor of Sociology at Universitat Duisburg, Germany.

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  • publication date: 31/12/1991
  • ISBN13: 9780823213528
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9780823213528
  • weight: 604
  • ISBN10: 0823213528

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