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ERIC Number: EJ037242
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Publication Date: 1971
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On Transcending the Absurd: An Inquiry in the Sociology of Meaning
Goodwin, Glenn A.
American Journal of Sociology, 76, 5, 831-846, Mar 71
The literature of the absurd, represented by the works of Camus, Beckett, Sartre, and others is analyzed for its heuristic value in generating sociological theory. It is argued that rebellion in the face of institutional absurdity" may be a source of meaning for students and blacks in contemporary American society. (Author/MB)
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