Banciu 1/2006

Sociologie Românească, Vol. IV, no. 1/2006, pp. 176-187.




Mihai Manoilescu - analist al burgheziei române interbelice

Mihail Manoilescu - analyst of the interwar Romanian middle-class

Angela Banciu


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Abstract (Rezumat în limba engleză)

This paper, removing the ideological charge from which the defects and limits of Manoilescu's thinking originates, reveals the great value and contemporanity of his ideas regarding the analyze of the Romanian bourgeoisie in relation with the European one. Manoilescu's fundamental contribution to elaborate the theory of the bourgeoisie, reflected by the case study of the Romanian bourgeoisie, is accentuated starting with ten large analytical components: the idea of classes, the sociological category of bourgeoisie, the idea of structuring the bourgeoisie in the two distinct levels, the formulation of the social regularity, the accenting of the role and value of the modern institutions, the psychology and life style of the Romanian bourgeoisie, the precision and force of the embodiment of the psychological profiles of the professional bourgeoisie categories. I believe that Manoilescu’s analysis, by language force and elegance, remains unique in the specialty literature.