A German Subject to Recall: Hans Mayer as Internationalist, Cosmopolitan, Outsider and/or Exile
"A German Subject to Recall: Hans Mayer as Internationalist, Cosmopolitan, Outsider and/or Exile" New German Critique 96 (June, 2006).
Hans Mayer and the concepts of "exile and return" in the context of the reconceptualization associated with Edward Said. A continuation of the analysis initiated in “’Les émigrés sont les vainçus.’ Spiritual Diaspora and Political Exile.” Journal of Interdisciplinary Crossroads I, 3 (2004)
File: dkMayer article NGC submission.doc
â€œWeimar and Laborâ€ as Legacy: Ernst Fraenkel, Otto Kahn-Freund, and Franz L. Neumann
Helga Schreckenberger, ed.,Die Alchemie des Exils. Exil als schöpferischer Impuls.(Vienna: Edition Praesens 2005)
Â»Erste BriefeÂ« nach Deutschland: Zwischen Exil und Rueckkehr
David Kettler, »Erste Briefe« nach Deutschland: Zwischen Exil und Rueckkehr
Zeitschrift fuer Ideengeschichte. Heft II/2, Sommer 2008
This article formed the basis of a workshop on "First Letters" at the German Literary Archive on May 23-24, 2008. For details see <http://www.z-i-g.de/veranstaltungen.cfm>
Beyond Ideology and Utopia: Mannheim's Sociology as Political Cultivation
The main theme is the politics of university appointments at thje end of the Weimar era. A revised and expanded version is forthcoming in the publication of the conference.
File: 2012 Frankfurt 8.doc
Can we master the global tensions? Mannheim's 1930 Lectures
Draft version of “Can we master the global tensions or must we suffer shipwreck on our own history?” P. 293-308 in Martin Endreß/Ilja Srubar(Hg.): Karl Mannheims Beitrag zur Analyse moderner Gesellschaften, Opladen (Leske + Budrich) 1999.
Chapter Seven: American Hopes: The Dispute over Ideology and Utopia
Sample chapter from David Kettler and Volker Meja,
Karl Mannheim and the Crisis of Liberalism: "The Secret of these New Times." New Brunswick: Transaction Publishers 1995.
Chapter Six. Marxism And Sociology
Sample Chapter from Colin Loader and David Kettler, Karl Mannheim’s Sociology as Political Education. New Brunswick: Transaction Publishers 2002.
File: Chapter Six.doc
Civil Society and Politics: Learning from Ferguson
published as Afterword to Adam Ferguson: His Social and Political Thought New Brunswick: Transaction, 2005.
Dilemmas of Radicalism (1957)
Dilemmas of Radicalism
Review of Franz L. Neumann, The Democratic and the Authoritarian State(Glencoe,Ill: The Free Press, 1957)
Dissent, Autumn 1957. 386-392
Exile and Return: Forever Winter
“Exile and Return: Forever Winter,” Journal of the Interdisciplinary Crossroads, Vol. 3, No. 1 (April 2006) 181-200.
Globalization as Constitutional Myth
“Globalization as Constitutional Myth,” Journal of Interdisciplinary Crossroads I, 3 (December 2004) 435-438
Herbert Marcuse: The Critique of Bourgeois Civilization and its Transcendence
This is a chapter from a textbook: Pp. 1-48 in Anthony de Crespigny and Kenneth Minogue, eds. Contemporary Political Philosophers (London: Methuen; New York: Dodd Mead, 1976.
Herbert Marcuse was one of my teachers, and he had a great influence on me during the years of my graduate study and for more than a decade afterwards. This chapter represents not only a text-book simplification of his work, but an actual settling of accounts. The article on Marcuse's aesthetics also available in this directory represents a partial correction. Neither deals with the interaction between Marcuse and Franz Neumann, which is a topic included in a current project; so there will be more to be said.
History and Theory in Ferguson's Essay on the History of Civil Society: A Reconsideration
"History and Theory in Ferguson's Essay on the History of Civil Society: A Reconsideration," Political Theory, 5 (November, 1977), pp. 437-460
Ideology The Blackwell Encyclopaedia of Political Thought, Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1987, pp. 208-210
Karl Mannheimâ€™s Jewish Question
"Karl Mannheim's Jewish Question" Revised and Expanded Co-author: Volker Meja
Published in the open access on-line journal, Religion “Karl Mannheim's Jewish Question. History, Sociology, and the Epistemics of Reflexivity,” (with Volker Meja) in: Simon Dubnow Institute Yearbook 3 (2004), 325-347
Law as a Political Weapon
"Law as a Political Weapon," (with Harry R. Blaine) Politics and Society I (November, 1971), pp. 479-526
This article explores a number of questions about the limits of legalism at the instance of actions taken by state and university authorities during student demonstrations at Ohio State University in May of 1970.
Legal Formalism and Disillusioned Realism in Max Weber
David Kettler and Volker Meja, "Legal Formalism and Disillusioned Realism in Max Weber" Polity, 28:3 (Spring, 1996) 307-331.
Montesquieu on Love: Notes on the Persian Letters
"Montesquieu on Love: Notes on the Persian Letters," American Political Science Review LVIII(September, 1964), pp. 658-661; reprint in James E. Person, Jr., ed., Literary Criticism from 1400 to 1800, 1988
Negotiating Exile: Franz L. Neumann as Political Scientist
“Negotiating Exile: Franz L. Neumann as Political Scientist,” pp. 205-224 in Caroline Arni et al., Hrsg., Der Eigensinn des Materials. Erkundungen sozialer Wirklichkeit. Frankfurt a. M./Basel: Stroemfeld, 2007.
Negotiations: Learning from Three Schools in Frankfurt
An autobiographical survey of my intellectual -political antecedents and productions, built originally around an assigned topic of my relations with Frankfurt am Main.
File: 2011 Second Wave2.doc
Norbert Elias and the Sociology of External Forms
Sample Chapter from
David Kettler, Colin Loader, and Volker Meja, Karl Mannheim and the Legacy of Max Weber. Retrieving a Research Program. Aldergate UK and Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2008.
Political Education for a Polity of Dissensus: Karl Mannheim and the Legacy of Max Weber.
“Political Education for a Polity of Dissensus: Karl Mannheim and the Legacy of Max Weber.”
European Journal of Political Theory, vol. I, no. 1 (2002), pp. 31-51
Political Science and Political Theory: The Heart of the Matter
a longer, early version of an article by the same name in Brian Caterino and Sanford Schram, eds., Making Political Science Matter: the Flyvbjerg Debate and Beyond.. New York: NYU Press, 2006.
File: Political Science and Political Theory LONG.doc
Proto-Fascism in Weimar Sociology**
Mannheim's critique of sociological education in the writings of authors he identifies as close to Fascism: Heidegger, Schmitt and Freyer
Review of Dominic Boyer, Spirit and System: Media, Intellectuals, and the Dialectic in Modern German Culture.
'Review of Dominic Boyer, Spirit and System: Media, Intellectuals, and the Dialectic in Modern German Culture.' Canadian Journal of Sociology Online, March - April 2007
Website: http:// File: Exceptionalism or Exemplarity2.doc
Review: Sociological Classics and the Contemporary State of the Law
SELF-KNOWLEDGE AND SOCIOLOGY: NINA RUBINSTEIN'S STUDIES IN EXILE
DAVID KETTLER, "SELF-KNOWLEDGE AND SOCIOLOGY: NINA RUBINSTEIN'S STUDIES IN EXILE"
Pp. 195-206 in Edward Timms and Jon Hughes (eds.) Intellectual Migration and Cultural Transformation. Refugees from National Socialism in the English-Speaking World. Vienna and New York: Springer, 2003
Settling with Mannheim: Comments on Speier and Oestereicher
"Settling with Mannheim" (with Volker Meja), State, Culture, and Society, 1:3 (April, 1985)
Social Progress after the Age of Progressivism: The End of Trade Unionism in the West?
This is the penultimate draft of "Social Progress after the Age of Social Democracy: The
End of Trade Unionism in the West?" by David Kettler and Volker Meja, in Jeffrey C. Alexander and Piotr Sztompka, eds., Rethinking Progress, London and New York: Unwin Hyman, 1990. Revised July 1990
Sociology of Knowledge and Moral Philosophy: The Place of Traditional Problems in the Formation of Mannheimâ€™s Thought (1964)
David Kettler, Sociology of Knowledge and Moral Philosophy: The Place of Traditional Problems in the Formation of Mannheim’s Thought
Political Science Quarterly Volume 82, Issue 3
Sept. 1967, 399-426
The Political Vision of Adam Ferguson Studies in Burke and His Time Vol. IX, No. 1. Fall, 1967
File: AF Political Vision.doc
The Reconstitution of Political Life:The Contemporary Relevance of Karl Mannheim's Political Project
David Kettler, Volker Meja and Nico Stehr, "The Reconstitution of Political Life: The Contemporary Relevance of Karl Mannheim's Political Project" , Polity. 20 (Summer, 1988) 4: 623-647.
The Renaissance of Art: Arnold Hauser and the Museum
The Romance of Modernism
"The Romance of Modernism: Review-essay of George Lukács and His Generation" by Mary Gluck, Canadian Journal of Sociology, Winter, 1986-7, pp. 443-455
The Symbolic Uses of Exile: Erich Kahler at Ohio State
“The Symbolic Uses of Exile: Erich Kahler at Ohio State University” Pp. 269-310 in Alexander Stephan, ed.,Exile and Otherness. Oxford, Bern: Peter Lang 2005
File: The Symbolic Uses of Exile5.doc
The Vocation of Radical Intellectuals
"The Vocation of Radical Intellectuals," Politics and Society I, 1: 23-49 (Autumn, 1970) and in Ira Katznelson et al., ed., ThePolitics and Society Reader, New York: David McKay Company,1974; pp. 333-359
This article is a theoretical reflection on the author’s decade of university-based political activism, which ended in the Spring of 1970, when he was no longer able to continue working in American universities.It connects with the items on “”Political Uses of Law” and the oral history interview on the events of 1970.
Three Studies (1984-1988)
Three papers dealing with the legacy of Weimar labor law as a resource of the legal theory of “social rights” previously published in Domestic Regimes, the Rule of Law, and Democratic Social Change. (Mobility and Norm Change Vol. 3). Berlin Glienecke and Cambridge MA: Galda & Wilch 2001.
Unionization and Labor Regimes David Kettler, James Struthers, Christopher Huxley, “Unionization and Labor Regimes in Canada and the United States: Considerations for Comparative Research,” Labour/Le Travail 25 (Spring, 1990), 161‑187
File: Labor regime comparison.doc
Utopia as Discovery Process
Jörn Rüsen and Michael Fehr, eds. Die Unruhe der Kultur. Potentiale des Utopischen (Vellbrueck 2004)
File: Utopia as Discovery Process2.doc
LEGAL RECONSTITUTION OF THE WELFARE STATE:
A LATENT SOCIAL DEMOCRATIC LEGACY
This is the penultimate draft of "The Reconstitution of the Welfare State: A Latent Social Democratic Legacy," Law & Society Review, 21:1 (1987), pp. 9-47
DOMESTIC REGIMES, THE RULE OF LAW, AND DEMOCRATIC SOCIAL CHANGE
David Kettler, DOMESTIC REGIMES, THE RULE OF LAW, AND DEMOCRATIC SOCIAL CHANGE Berlin/Gleinicke: Galda+Wilch, 2001.
‘No one among our contemporaries has thought more deeply about exile than David Kettler. His new book illuminates its historical modes, its cultural impact and its personal cost. Humane without being mawkish, analytical without being cold, ‘The Liquidation of Exile’ instructs and inspires the reader in equal measure. Those of us fortunate enough to have lived peaceful lives in quieter times can only gasp in amazement at what these refugee intellectuals endured – and achieved.’ —Professor Peter Baehr, Lingnan University
‘Having successfully “liquidated” his own exile, David Kettler (né Manfred Ketzlach), a “second-wave” émigré (b. 1930, Leipzig) from Germany to the U.S., and a long-time contributor to the sociology of intellectuals, has written a critical review of the uses of “exile” in contemporary scholarship. He shows how a coterie of German émigrés, most of Jewish origins, negotiated their relationship to their former Heimat in the aftermath of the Holocaust. Some returned to Germany, most did not: Ernst Fraenkel, Oskar Maria Graf, Erich Kahler, Hermann Kesten, Siegfried Kracauer, Hans Mayer, Franz Neumann, Nina Rubinstein and Carl Zuckmayer. A must-read is the collection of first postwar letters, which émigrés sent to German colleagues, renewing contact, beginning a tortuous rapprochement. The letters provide vivid evidence that, for most émigrés, the liquidation of exile was long and arduous.’ —Professor Malachi Hacohen, Duke University
‘David Kettler has written a fascinating and thoughtfully accessible account of one of the most devastating and intriguing periods of modern intellectual history.’ —Professor Gerhard Lauer, University of Göttingen
Building on many years of inquiry into the sociology of intellectuals, notably through a series of books on the sociologist, Karl Mannheim, this book brings together the results of ten years of work on the special problems of intellectuals in exile. The historical materials all relate to the emigration from Nazi Germany, not only because this event has generated the richest literature in exile studies, but also because of the author’s personal connections to the situation and to a number of outstanding representatives of that exile. Case studies are devoted to the following figures: Johannes Becher, Ernst Fraenkel, Hans Gerth, Oskar Maria Graf, Kurt Hiller, Erich Kahler, Alfred Kantoriowics, Hermann Kesten, Siegfried Kracauer, Karl Mannheim, Hans Mayer, Franz Neumann, Nina Rubinstein, Oskar Seidlin and Carl Zuckmayer.
The book opens with a systematic proposal for the study of intellectual exile, entailing a critique of approaches that neglect concrete political dimensions in favor of a metaphorical cultural approach. In the distinctive approach elaborated through a series of problem-centered case studies, the focus is on the multiple, complex and changing negotiating processes and bargaining structures constitutive of exile, especially as the question of return interplays with the politics of memory.
The first three chapters deal with émigré intellectuals whose writings contain theoretically important reflections on exile and related conditions. The interplay and conflicts between the priorities of ambitious American university scholarship and the self-understanding of the exile cohort identified with the Humanities is the theme of the next detailed study. In the following long chapter, the focus is on the outcome of exile, documented by the first letters written by intellectual and literary exiles to individuals who had remained in Germany and with whom they had unfinished business. These diverse reopenings of negotiations are uniquely revealing about different ways of settling with the experiences of exclusion and the prospects of return.
The final section of the book reverts to its very beginnings in two senses: it offers a self-reflection by the author about his own relations to the exile under study as a member of the “second wave” generation that arrived from Germany as children, with special attention to the elective affinities between himself and members of the actual primary cohort.
Readership: Scholars and students in the fields of sociology, political theory, cultural studies and intellectual history. Its lively narrative cases and absence of technical terminology in the theoretical framework also make it suitable for the interested general reader.
David Kettler was born in Leipzig, Germany in 1930, and moved to the USA in 1940 as a member of the “second wave” generation of refugees from Nazi Germany. His publications extend across the fields of political theory, law and society, sociology, cultural studies and intellectual history. He is Research Professor in Social Studies at Bard College in New York, as well as Professor Emeritus in Political Studies and Cultural Studies at Trent University in Ontario.
Table of Contents
Preface; 1. The Study of Intellectual Exile: A Paradigm; 2. Self-Knowledge and Sociology: Nina Rubinstein’s Exile Studies; 3. A German Subject to Recall: Hans Mayer as Internationalist, Cosmopolitan, Outsider, and/or Exile; 4. Exile as Process: The Case of Franz L. Neumann; 5. The Symbolic Uses of Exile: Erich Kahler at Ohio State; 6. First Letters: The Liquidation of Exile? 7. The Second Wave: An Autobiographical Exercise; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Adam Ferguson's Moral Philosophy Lectures, 1775-1785 Adam Ferguson’s Moral Philosophy Lectures Notes on "History of the Species" and "Politics"
Lecture Notes from 1775-1785: Lectures 1-34; 85-103.
These are materials made available to the small research community interested in the Scottish Enlightenment. The primary interest in relation to the published textbooks lies, first, in variations and changes over the years, and, second, in adjustments in rhetoric and concepts.
File: Ferguson Lectures.doc
Kettler and the 1970 Events at Ohio State
Oral history interview with OSU archivist, Kevlin Haire, to mark the 40th anniversary of the OSU student strike, with emphasis on Kettler's involvement, its rationales and consequences. In the local press in Columbus, Ohio and in the memory of some witnesses, David Kettler figured as faculty “instigator” of the student strike of May-June 1970, which led to the temporary closure of the university and the expulsion of several students. Kettler’s life was also changed by the events. In late June 2010, Kettler gave a two-hour telephone interview to an archivist, recalling the events, as well as the rationales and consequences of his actions. This is a transcript.
Website: http://library.osu.edu/projects/dissent-eyewitness/oral_history.html File: Kettler Oral History Transcript3.doc
Soziologiegeschichte live: Soziologie in Frankfurt
In diesem Podcast "Soziologiegeschichte live: Soziologie in Frankfurt" erzählen Professor Klaus Lichtblau vom Fachbereich Gesellschaftswissenschaften der Universität Frankfurt und Research Professor David Kettler vom Bard College in Annandale / New York über den Themenkomplex Soziologie in Frankfurt. David Kettler berichtete im Rahmen eines Vortrags in Frankfurt am 21. Mai 2008 über die Bedeutung der ersten Korrespondenzen zwischen deutschen Sozialwissenschaftlern die 1945 im Exil lebten und denen die in Deutschland geblieben waren. Wie diese erste Korrespondenz verlaufen sind und ob die „ersten Briefe“ eine wichtige Funktion für die Entscheidung zurückzukehren oder im - Exil - zu bleiben, diskutiert er in dem Podcast "Soziolgiegeschichte live: Soziologie in Frankfurt." David Kettler beginnt zuerst wie sein Forschungsinteresse an Karl Mannheim entstanden ist, als er Anfang der 60er Jahre nach Frankfurt gekommen ist, um über Mannheim und Lukacs zu forschen.
Das Gespräch mit Ludwig von Friedeburg, das in diesem Podcast in einem Auszug vorliegt wurde im Rahmen des Lehrforschungsprojekts geführt. Beteiligt waren Eva Frankenthal, Nina Merget, Jens Koolwaay und Mentor Prof. Klaus Lichtblau.
Prof. Klaus Lichtblau, der maßgeblich das Lehrforschungsprojekt „Soziologie in Frankfurt“ über zwei Semester betreute, berichtet in diesem Podcast über seine Erfahrungen mit diesem Projekt. Mit den Studierenden versuchte er ein Forschungsszenario "forschende Lehre" zu entwickeln, in dem diese nicht nur lernten zu forschen, sondern auch richtig forschten, d.h. die Trennung von Forschung und Lehre wurde aufgehoben. In dem Lehrforschungsprojekt wurden u.a. historische wie zeitgenössische Aspekte der soziologischen Forschung und Lehre an der Universität Frankfurt bewusst aufeinander bezogen, um anhand von historischen Quellen und zeitgenössischen Methoden der empirischen Sozialforschung dasjenige intellektuelle und politische Spektrum auszumessen, wofür der Wissenschaftsstandort Frankfurt einmal stand bzw. heute steht und vielleicht dereinst stehen könnte. Zu diesem Zweck wurden eine Reihe von Akteuren und Zeitzeugen befragt, die in den letzten Jahrzehnten maßgeblich das Erscheinungsbild der Frankfurter Soziologie mitgeprägt haben bzw. seinen Wandel aufmerksam mitverfolgt haben. Diese neuartige Form der Lehrforschung wurde durch ein enges Betreuungsverhältnis zwischen den dabei mitwirkenden StudentInnen und MentorInnen sowie durch den Einsatz neuer Medien ermöglicht. So konnten unter anderem Videoaufzeichnungen der durchgeführten Interviews vorgenommen und die gemeinsame Arbeit im Media Wiki-System koordiniert und dokumentiert werden. Mit folgenden Zeitzeugen wurden Gespräche geführt: Tilmann Allert, Heinz Brakemeier, Günter Dux, Iring Fetscher, Ludwig von Friedeburg, Wolfgang Glatzer, Jürgen Habermas, Eike Hennig, Hansfried Kellner, David Kettler, Hermann Kocyba, Thomas Luckmann, Dieter Mans, Ulrich Oevermann, Gerhard Preyer, Walter Rüegg, Herbert Schnädelbach, Wilhelm Schumm, Heinz Steinert.
Antifascism as Contested Legacy: An Introduction
Draft paper prepared for Exile panel at German-American Studies Symposium in Lawrence, Kansas, September 27, 2007.
Revised December 2007 and Publication pending.
Comment on Peter Baehr, â€œMax Weber and the Avatars of Caesarism,â€ Benedetto Fontana, â€œCaesarism in Gramsci,â€ and John P. McCormick, â€œFrom Constitutional Technique to Caesarist Ploy: Carl Schmittâ€™s Theory of Dictatorship.â€
An unrevised childhood memoir written for my daughter Ruth when she was a pre-adolescent, and never revised in style or corrected for historical simplifications. The personal stories, however, were updated by later information.
File: OK DIDACTIC LETTERS TO RUTH.doc
First Letters Preliminaries
A preliminary statement, with examples, of a project on "First Letters" to German correspondents written by 1930s exiles from Germany at the end of the war
File: First Letters Facsem.doc
My Six Mentors
A memoir of my six most important teachers, prepared for presentation to education students of the Pedagogische Hochschue in Heidelberg in mid-January 2010.
Political Theory and Reflexive Labor Law
Presented in 2001 to a workshop held in Amsterdam that brought together the contributors to an earlier volume on Reflexive Labor Law, with a view to a sequel volume. It is a fairly dense and allusive paper, drawing on Robert D. Cumming's structural analysis of political theory. Key themes of the essay will figure in my current (2010) project on Franz Neumann.
THE â€œOTHER GERMANYâ€ AND THE QUESTION OF BILDUNG
The original, uncut version of the introduction to Exile, Science and Bildung: The Contested Legacies of German Emigre Intellectuals, co-authored by Gerhard Lauer (Goettingen).
File: glbildung text.doc
Why is Political Science not a Discipline?
Outline of presentation to a panel on "Political Theory and Political Science" at the American Political Science Association Meetings in Philadelphia on September 1, 2006
File: philadelphia 1.doc