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Karl Mannheim died early in 1947 in his fifty-third yr, he left a couple of unpublished manuscripts in various phases final touch. on the invitation of Dr. Julia Mannheim, the authors widow and life-long collaborator, I assisted in constructing a piece of writing workforce chosen fromM annheim sfriends and previous scholars, for the aim of constructing no less than a part of that fabric to be had for e-book. moreover, we felt that Mannheim sG erman writings had retained their complete value and needs to be reproduced in a kind obtainable to theE nglish-speaking public. In all these judgements we have been guided by way of the conviction that not just do the information laid down in those writings shape a necessary key to the total realizing of Mannheim swork, yet they include a most vital and topical contribution to social conception in addition to an impetus for social motion. the current quantity is the sequel to Freedom, energy, and Democratic making plans, which was once released in 1950. It includes six essays which Mannheim wrote and released in German clinical magazines among 1923 and 1929: gildings of 1 dominant subject, theS ociology of information, which whilst represents certainly one of Mannheim smain contributions to sociological idea. in the course of the fifteen years because Mannheim sI deology and Utopia used to be first released during this nation, theS ociology of information has moved into the centre of debate between sociologists and philosophers. the tips laid down during this new quantity should still vastly assist in clarifying the $64000 matters. the duty of translating and modifying 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 advent at the background of the matter, and at the remedy it bought at successive phases of Mannheim swork.
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