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Harry F. DahmsHarry F. Dahms

Co-Director, Center for the Study of Social Justice
Co-Chair, Committee on Social Theory
Editor, Current Perspectives in Social Theory
Director, International Social Theory Consortium (ISTC)
Affiliated Faculty, University of Innsbruck, Austria

1993, Ph.D., New School for Social Research, New York

The University of Tennessee
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Curriculum Vitae

Theory, economic sociology, political economy, and comparative sociology are my areas of interest. With "globalization" as a contingent, complex, and contradictory process providing the primary reference frame for my work, the guiding question is how classical, contemporary and critical theorists should have enabled (and compelled) sociologists during the twentieth century to anticipate globalization as the culmination of the trends that have been shaping modern societies. The defining challenge of our time, then, is to envision how all contributions to social, sociological, and critical theory tell parts of the story of the modern age.


Articles and Book Chapters

Encyclopedia Entries

Work In Progress

  • Modern Society as Artifice:  Classical Sociology and the Dynamics of Alienation, Anomie, and the Protestant Ethic (Ashgate; Rethinking Classical Sociology series)
  • A Dynamic Theory of Modern Capitalism.  Schumpeter's Vision between Entrepreneurship and Socialism
  • Joseph A. Schumpeter:  The Bureaucratization of Business and Its Consequences.  Essays in Translation (Editor)
  • American Critical Theory.  A Reader (Co-editor, with Steven P. Dandaneau and Allen R. Dunn)


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