In a wide-ranging analysis of the drama of history, the importance of ethnicity, and Jewish identity, these essays explore areas of political and cultural disciplines fused with elegance in the work of the late eminent sociologist Werner J. Cahnman. The prominence of the American and European historians, philosophers, geographers, sociologists, and anthropologists in this volume represents evidence of the wide effect that Cahnman's work had on scholars in a number of fields in academic work. This volume will make timely and rewarding reading for social scientists and historians, especially those concerned with the religious factor.

Contributors: Joseph B. Maier, Chaim I. Waxman, Louis Dumont, Karl Bosl, K.M. Bolte, Edmund Leites, Lewis S. Feuer, Lester Singer, Harriet D. Lyons, Andrew P. Lyons, Alvin Boskoff, Nathan Glazer, Irving Louis Horowitz, Herbert A. Strauss, William Spinrad, Calvin Goldscheider, Saul B. Cohen, and Emmanuel Maier.

chapter 1|12 pages

Werner J. Cahnman: An Introduction to His Life and Work

ByJoseph B. Maier, Chaim I. Waxman

chapter 5|20 pages

Locke’s Liberal Theory of Parenthood

ByEdmund Leites

chapter 6|12 pages

Vico’s View of Jewish Exceptionalism

ByJoseph B. Maier

chapter 8|24 pages

Some Sociohistorical Perspectives on Race Relations

ByLester Singer

chapter 10|20 pages

Urban Development: From Urban Types to Urban Phases

ByAlvin Boskoff

chapter 11|16 pages

Perspectives on Poverty in Early American Sociology

ByChaim I. Waxman

chapter 12|12 pages

Pluralism and Ethnicity

ByNathan Glazer

chapter 13|16 pages

Moral Development, Authoritarian Distemper, and the Democratic Persuasion

ByIrving Louis Horowitz

chapter 15|24 pages

The Politics of American Jews: An Example of Ethnic Group Analysis

ByWilliam Spinrad

chapter 16|18 pages

The Demography of Asian and African Jews in Israel

ByCalvin Goldscheider

chapter 17|30 pages

Partitioning and the Search for Core-Boundary Equilibrium: The Case Study of Israel

BySaul B. Cohen, Emmanuel Maier