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The calling of social thoughtRediscovering the work of Edward Shils$
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Christopher Adair-Toteff and Stephen Turner

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781526120052

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2019

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9781526120052.001.0001

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Introduction: discovering and rediscovering Shils

Introduction: discovering and rediscovering Shils

(p.1) Introduction: discovering and rediscovering Shils
The calling of social thought

Stephen P. Turner

Manchester University Press

Edward Shils was a complex thinker and complex individual, who was both a central figure of his time and a theorist with an unusual perspective. This chapter describes his career and discusses the various paradoxical aspects of his personality and his thought, and explains its lack of closure. The chapter then discusses the common dismissal of Shils as a Cold War scholar, and explains the nature of his response to Communism and his activities against it. The rest of the chapter introduces the chapters in this volume, and through this provides an overview of his thought.

Keywords:   Edward Shils, Cold War, Anti-Communism, University of Chicago, Committee on Social Thought

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