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Sociology in America: A History

Craig Calhoun (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226090948
eISBN:
9780226090962
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226090962.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

Though the word “sociology” was coined in Europe, the field of sociology grew most dramatically in America. Despite that disproportionate influence, American sociology has never been the subject of ... More


Public Sociology: Fifteen Eminent Sociologists Debate Politics and the Profession in the Twenty-first Century

Dan Clawson (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251373
eISBN:
9780520940758
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251373.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

In 2004, Michael Burawoy, speaking as president of the American Sociological Association, generated far-reaching controversy when he issued an ambitious and impassioned call for a “public sociology.” ... More


From Relevance to Irrelevance: The Curious Impact of the Sixties on Public Sociology

Doug McAdam

in Sociology in America: A History

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226090948
eISBN:
9780226090962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226090962.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter examines the impact of the 1960s on contemporary sociology. Specifically, it seeks to highlight and tease out the links between several sixties trends that over the years have served to ... More


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