The Flight from Ambiguity: Essays in Social and Cultural Theory
The Flight from Ambiguity: Essays in Social and Cultural Theory
Author: -
Title: The Flight from Ambiguity: Essays in Social and Cultural Theory
ISBN10: 0226475565
ISBN13: 978-0226475561
Format: .PDF .EPUB .FB2
Pages: 260 pages
Publisher: University Of Chicago Press; 1 edition (June 15, 1988)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1481 kb
Size epub: 1289 kb
Rating: 3.9 ✪
Votes: 480
Category: Other
Subcategory: Social Sciences
The essays turn about a single theme, the loss of the capacity to deal constructively with ambiguity in the modern era. Levine offers a head-on critique of the modern compulsion to flee ambiguity. He centers his analysis on the question of what responses social scientists should adopt in the face of the inexorably ambiguous character of all natural languages. In the course of his argument, Levine presents a fresh reading of works by the classic figures of modern European and American social theory—Durkheim, Freud, Simmel and Weber, and Park, Parsons, and Merton.