Wilhelm Bernsdorf

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Wilhelm Bernsdorf (born April 6, 1904 in Bielefeld , † June 18, 1990 in Berlin ) was a German sociologist . He is known as the editor of several handbooks on sociology. His “Dictionary of Sociology” has been expanded considerably over the years, has had several editions and has been translated into several languages.

Bernsdorf received his doctorate in 1943 at the Friedrich Wilhelms University in Berlin . The title of his dissertation was "Behavior of primitive peoples towards dreams". From 1945 he took on teaching assignments at several Berlin universities. From 1947 to 1950 he was also an employee of the Senate for popular education. From 1961 until his retirement in 1969 he worked as an academic councilor at the Free University of Berlin . The focus of his academic work was educational sociology as well as ethno- and cultural sociology .

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  • Publisher: Dictionary of Sociology , Enke Verlag, Stuttgart 1955 (from 1972 to 1975 a three-volume, revised paperback edition was published in two editions by Fischer-Taschenbuchverlag, with the assistance of other scholars.
  • Editor with Horst Knospe : Internationales Soziologenlexikon , Volume 1: Articles on sociologists who died by the end of 1969 , 2nd, revised edition, Enke, Stuttgart 1980.
  • Editor with Horst Knospe: Internationales Soziologenlexikon , Volume 2: Articles about living sociologists or those who died after 1969 , 2nd, revised edition, Enke, Stuttgart 1984, ISBN 3-432-90702-8 .

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  1. On the professional stations cf. ACADEMIC encyclopedia entry .