Alvin W.Gouldner: Sociologist and Outlaw Marxist

1st Edition

James J. Chriss

Published September 18, 2018
Reference - 217 Pages
ISBN 9781138314801 - CAT# K391176
Series: Routledge Revivals

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Published in 1999, this book is an exploration of the life and work of American sociologist Alvin W. Gouldner. Gouldner's life and contribution to legal theory is a case study in the limits of critical, self-reflexive inquiry. Hegel's dialect is a major theme running throughout Gouldner's work, and, even throughout his life, Gouldner himself seemed trapped in the unfolding of the spirit through three distinct stages: 1945-1960 - thesis; 1960-1970 - antithesis; and 1970-1980 - synthesis or new thesis. Implications for creating a reflexive critical sociology in Gouldner's image are discussed.


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