Civilization Analysis as a Sociology of Culture
|Author: ||Kavolis, Vytautas|
Provides a comparative investigation, within a civilizational perspective, of particular issues in the sociology of culture, from symbolic conceptions of order and evil, to the current revival of the sacred and the resurgence of nationalism in post-Soviet Eastern Europe.
". . . Kavolis' work is timely, not only because a 'post-modern' intellectual climate is more favorable to cultural sociology, but also in light of Samuel Huntington's recent injunction that the international order in the post cold war era is more likely to be characterized as a clash between civilizations than between major powers. . . . the essays are written by a first-rate scholar who roams very widely -- the footnotes are in themselves worth the price of admission." -- Edward Tiryakian