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Erich Fromm and Global Public Sociology

Neil McLaughlin


Erich Fromm’s contribution to public sociology around the world has largely been forgotten as Burawoy highlighted C. Wright Mills, David Riesman, WEB Du Bois and Jane Adams as canonical figures. This book puts the story of Fromm’s sociological training with Alfred Weber, key role in the critical sociology of the early Frankfurt School, influence on C. Wright Mills, David Riesman and early sociological Marxism back on our historical awareness. The book outlines Fromm’s major contributions to sociological theory and public sociology, theorizes how his optimal marginality created his activist and ... More

Keywords: Critical Theory, David Riesman, Public Sociology, Sociology of Ideas, Psychosocial studies, The 1960s, The Frankfurt School, Psychoanalysis and Social Theory, Social Character, Authoritarianism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781529214581
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781529214581.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Neil McLaughlin, author
McMaster University