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Ideology and Utopia in Mannheim: Towards the Sociology of Self-Knowledge | OKCIR: Omar Khayyam Center for Integrative Research
This article is an excerpt from a longer third part of Tamdgidi's doctoral dissertation titled "Mysticism and Utopia: Towards the Sociology of Self-Knowledge and Human Architecture (A Study in Marx, Gurdjieff, and Mannheim), defended and deposited at Binghamton University (SUNY) in 2002. This critique of Mannheim's Ideology and Utopia: An Introduction to the Sociology of Knowledge (1936), as part of the larger dissertation research, may be regarded as the writing in which the idea and the field of the sociology of self-knowledge was born, resulting in the founding of Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge which was subsequently dedicated to the publication and the illustration of the work in the new field of scholarly research and teaching. [read more ... ]