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Karl Mannheim manuscripts fonds
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Photocopied [between 1965 and 1975] (Creation)
- Karl Mannheim
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Karl Mannheim, pioneer sociologist of knowledge, was born on March 27, 1893 in Budapest, Hungary, to a prominent Jewish family. He studied at a University in Budapest and received a degree in philosophy. In 1919, after several collapses of the two post-war revolutionary regimes in Hungary, Mannheim settled in Heidelberg, Germany. There he established himself as a private scholar. After several notable publications, lectures and seminars, Mannheim was asked to succeed Franz Oppenheimer as Professor of Sociology at Frankfurt in 1928. By 1933, he was suspended from the position due to the increasing powers of the Nazi party in Germany. The same year, he moved to London, England, at the invitiation of Harold Laski. Mannheim spent the following ten years of his life as a lecturer at the London School of Economics. In approximately 1943, he was appointed Professor of Sociology of Education at the University of London. He died in 1947 at the age of 53. (taken from Kettler et. al. Karl Mannheim. London: Tavistock Publications Ltd., 1984.)
The photocopies of the manuscripts were in Professor David Kettler's custody before they were donated to the Trent University Archives.
Scope and content
This fonds consists of photocopies of manuscripts, 2 pages per frame; 2 articles. 1. Uber die Eigenart Kultursoziologischer Erkenntuis (on the nature of cultural - sociological knowledge - pp. 174, begun September 1922. 2. Eine Soziologische Theorie der Kultur und ihrer Erkennbarkeit (Konjuktives und Kommunikatives Denken) - A Sociological Theory and its Knowability - Conjunctive and Communicative Thought) written in approximately 1924.
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The photocopies of the manuscripts were donated by Professor David Kettler of Trent University.
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Photocopying available. All use is conditional on firm agreement not to publish texts or translations or to relinquish control of the copies so that they are published by others.
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Located in Large Materials Cabinet - Drawer 26.