By Karl Mannheim
Karl Mannheim died early in 1947 in his fifty-third yr, he left a couple of unpublished manuscripts in various levels completion. on the invitation of Dr. Julia Mannheim, the authors widow and life-long collaborator, I assisted in developing a piece of writing crew chosen fromM annheim sfriends and previous scholars, for the aim of constructing not less than a part of that fabric to be had for book. additionally, we felt that Mannheim sG erman writings had retained their complete value and needs to be reproduced in a sort available to theE nglish-speaking public. In all these judgements we have been guided by way of the conviction that not just do the tips laid down in those writings shape a vital key to the entire realizing of Mannheim swork, yet they include a most crucial and topical contribution to social concept in addition to an impetus for social motion. the current quantity is the sequel to Freedom, energy, and Democratic making plans, which used to be released in 1950. It comprises six essays which Mannheim wrote and released in German clinical magazines among 1923 and 1929: gildings of 1 dominant subject matter, theS ociology of information, which while represents one among Mannheim smain contributions to sociological idea. throughout the fifteen years considering the fact that Mannheim sI deology and Utopia was once first released during this kingdom, theS ociology of data has moved into the centre of debate between sociologists and philosophers. the guidelines laid down during this new quantity should still significantly assist in clarifying the real concerns. the duty of translating and enhancing the German textual content was once played via Dr. Paul Kecskemeti, examine affiliate of the Rand company, Santa Monica, California. He has additionally contributed an creation at the heritage of the matter, and at the remedy it bought at successive phases of Mannheim swork.
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