Awangardy nauk społecznych. Archiv für Sozialwissenschaft und Sozialpolitik (1904–1933)

Gangolf Hübinger


The article focuses on the journal “Archiv für Sozialwissenschaft und Sozialpolitik” which used to be co-edited, among others by Max Weber and Werner Sombart. Inspired mainly by the notion of the avant-garde that appeared in art in the early 19th century, the author presents the so-called new series of the journal published in 1904 as the “avant-garde of social sciences”. The new editorial board, the investor who provided relative independence, a well-thought out selection of authors and topics, editorial strategy guided by Weberian idea of objectivity, and the location of the journal and its contributors resulted in academic concepts its which proved extremely important for development of sociology. Unfortunately, in the years of WW I, the journal began to lose it hitherto profi le, and it had to stop its activity in 1933.

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