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The Resource War in social thought : Hobbes to the present, Hans Joas and Wolfgang Knobl ; translated by Alex Skinner

War in social thought : Hobbes to the present, Hans Joas and Wolfgang Knobl ; translated by Alex Skinner

Label
War in social thought : Hobbes to the present
Title
War in social thought
Title remainder
Hobbes to the present
Statement of responsibility
Hans Joas and Wolfgang Knobl ; translated by Alex Skinner
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
"This book, the first of its kind, provides a sweeping critical history of social theories about war and peace from Hobbes to the present. Distinguished social theorists Hans Joas and Wolfgang Knöbl present both a broad intellectual history and an original argument as they trace the development of thinking about war over more than 350 years--from the premodern era to the period of German idealism and the Scottish and French enlightenments, and then from the birth of sociology in the nineteenth century through the twentieth century. While focusing on social thought, the book draws on many disciplines, including philosophy, anthropology, and political science. Joas and Knöbl demonstrate the profound difficulties most social thinkers -- including liberals, socialists, and those intellectuals who could be regarded as the first sociologists -- had in coming to terms with the phenomenon of war, the most obvious form of large-scale social violence. With only a few exceptions, these thinkers, who believed deeply in social progress, were unable to account for war because they regarded it as marginal or archaic, and on the verge of disappearing. This overly optimistic picture of the modern world persisted in social theory even in the twentieth century, as most sociologists and social theorists either ignored war and violence in their theoretical work or tried to explain it away. The failure of the social sciences and especially sociology to understand war, Joas and Knöbl argue, must be seen as one of the greatest weaknesses of disciplines that claim to give a convincing diagnosis of our times."--The dust-jacket front flap
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Cataloging source
MHW
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1948-
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Joas, Hans
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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1963-
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  • Knöbl, Wolfgang
  • Skinner, Alex
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  • War and society
  • Sociology
  • Sociology
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Sociology
  • War and society
Label
War in social thought : Hobbes to the present, Hans Joas and Wolfgang Knobl ; translated by Alex Skinner
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- War and peace before sociology: social theorizing on violence from Thomas Hobbes to the Napoleonic wars -- The long peace of the nineteenth century and the birth of sociology -- The classical figures of sociology and the great seminal catastrophe of the twentieth century -- Sociology and social theory from the end of the First World War to the 1970s -- After modernization theory: historical sociology and the bellicose constitution of Western modernity -- After the East-West conflict: democratization, state collapse, and empire building
Control code
ocn845246835
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (337 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283683548
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
9781400844746
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttnk4h9
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)845246835
Label
War in social thought : Hobbes to the present, Hans Joas and Wolfgang Knobl ; translated by Alex Skinner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- War and peace before sociology: social theorizing on violence from Thomas Hobbes to the Napoleonic wars -- The long peace of the nineteenth century and the birth of sociology -- The classical figures of sociology and the great seminal catastrophe of the twentieth century -- Sociology and social theory from the end of the First World War to the 1970s -- After modernization theory: historical sociology and the bellicose constitution of Western modernity -- After the East-West conflict: democratization, state collapse, and empire building
Control code
ocn845246835
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (337 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283683548
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
9781400844746
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttnk4h9
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)845246835

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