Mannheim, Karl, 1893-1947

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Karl Mannheim (1893-1947), an Austro-Hungarian sociologist and historian, born and educated in Hungary, and originator of 'sociology of knowledge' study of science as a social organization, work on problems of leadership and consensus. A member of the Lukacs circle in Hungary, he taught at Heidelberg, 1926-30; Frankfurt am Main,1930-33; and the University of London, 1933-47. His publications include Ideology and Utopia, 1929 and Freedom, Power, and Democratic Planning, 1950. In his historical writings he emphasized the role of social values. Mannheim was influenced by, but critical of Karl Marx. His essays were influential in developing the field of the sociology of knowledge, which studies how ideas should be analyzed in their social context.

Reference: Columbia Encyclopediea (6th Edition, 2001 at http://www.heartfield.demon.co.uk/mannheim.htm). Accessed December 2001.

From the guide to the Karl Mannheim Papers, [193-]-1946, (Special Collections and Archives, Keele University)

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referencedIn Karl Mannheim Papers, [193-]-1946 Special Collections and Archives, Keele University
referencedIn Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced Foreign Scholars records, 1927-1949, 1933-1945 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Wirth, Louis, 1897-1952. Papers, 1918-1952 (inclusive). University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Max Wertheimer papers, 1885-1943, ca. 1926-1943 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Polanyi, Michael. Papers, 1900-1975 Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library,
creatorOf Encyclopaedia of Social Sciences, Inc. Records, bulk 1927-1934. Hampshire College, Harold F. Johnson Library
referencedIn Encyclopaedia of Social Sciences, Inc. Records MG2., 1927-1934 Hampshire College Archives
creatorOf Mannheim, Karl, 1893-1947. Letters, 1942-1946, to Lewis Mumford. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Wirth, Louis. Papers, 1918-1952 Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library,
creatorOf Wertheimer, Max, 1880-1943. Max Wertheimer papers, 1885-1943, bulk (ca. 1926-1943). Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Karl Mannheim Papers, [193-]-1946 Special Collections and Archives, Keele University
referencedIn Polanyi, Michael, 1891-1976. Papers, 1900-1975 (inclusive). University of Chicago Library
creatorOf Mannheim, Karl, 1893-1947. Letters, 1946, to Lewis Mumford. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
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associatedWith Wertheimer, Max, 1880-1943. person
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Women Great Britain
Psychology Great Britain
Educational sociology Great Britain
Adult education Great Britain
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Birth 1893-03-27

Death 1947-01-09

Hungarians

Hungarian,

English,

German

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