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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


After Modernization Theory: Historical Sociology and the Belicose Constitution of Western Modernity

Hans Joas and Wolfgang Knöbl

in War in Social Thought: Hobbes to the Present

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691150840
eISBN:
9781400844746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150840.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter explores the connections between war and modernity as well as developments in Anglo-American historical sociology and its emphasis on war. Within American sociology, the turn to “war” ... More


Orthodoxy, Heterodoxy, and Hierarchy: “Mainstream” Sociology and Its Challengers

Craig Calhoun and Jonathan VanAntwerpen

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/9780226090962.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter begins with a retrospective construction and invocation of the category of “mainstream sociology,” with special attention given to the heroes of the insurgents, Mills and Gouldner. It ... More


On Edge: Sociology during the Great Depression and the New Deal

Charles Camic

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/9780226090962.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

The 1930s, an age of harsh material conditions and thwarted expectations for millions of Americans, fell hard on American sociologists as well. Encouraged by the progress of their fledgling field ... More


A Life in the First Half-Century of Sociology: Charles Ellwood and the Division of Sociology

Stephen Turner

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/9780226090962.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

The customary division of the history of American sociology into the periods before and after 1945 is well grounded. In 1944, Charles Ellwood, one of the first PhD's in sociology and a former ... More


Pushing the Boundaries or Business as Usual? Race, Class, and Gender Studies and Sociological Inquiry

Collins Patricia Hill

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/9780226090962.003.0017
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter addresses the following questions: In what ways, if any, is the sociological subdiscipline of race, class, and gender studies developing the analytical strategies, interpretive ... More


Hot War, Cold War: The Structures of Sociological Action, 1940–1955

Andrew Abbott and James T. Sparrow

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/9780226090962.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter offers a preliminary analysis of American sociology during the war and postwar period. It begins with a brief sketch of the broader social changes attending the wars—two hot and one ... More


Public Sociology and the End of Society

Alain Touraine

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

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251373
eISBN:
9780520940758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251373.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

Writing from the perspective of French sociology, this chapter holds that public sociology is in no sense peripheral to the sociological enterprise but is central to the theoretical and practical ... 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


Criminology, Criminologists, and the Sociological Enterprise

James F. Short Jr. and Lorine A. Hughes

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/9780226090962.003.0018
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

Social science perspectives on crime and deviance were integral to the early history of sociology in the United States. Sociology continues to be central to criminology, but relations between the ... More


The Return of Culture?

Christian Smith

in Moral, Believing Animals: Human Personhood and Culture

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195162028
eISBN:
9780199849673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162028.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter analyses a shift in contemporary American sociology to the study of culture and cultural analysis. This shift or return of culture in sociology represents something of an intellectual ... More


Feminist Sociology in the Twentieth-Century United States: Life Stories in Historical Context

Barbara Laslett

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/9780226090962.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter explores feminist sociology in the twentieth-century U.S. using primarily three volumes of life stories—the biography of Elsie Clews Parsons, the sociologist turned anthropologist who ... More


The Culture of Sociology in Disarray: The Impact of 1968 on U.S. Sociologists

Immanuel Wallerstein

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/9780226090962.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter examines the impact of the events of 1968 in the U.S. and elsewhere in the world on the culture of sociology. It suggests that the real change was the demise of the canon. It is not that ... More


Alzheimer's Hell

Lawrence Cohen

in No Aging in India: Alzheimer's, The Bad Family, and Other Modern Things

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520083967
eISBN:
9780520925328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520083967.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter isolates several particulars of an American sociology and a European history of senility, particulars that tell a specific story about conjunctures and debates in India. It uses the ... More


The Republic of the Penniless

Carlos Alamo-Pastrana

in Seams of Empire: Race and Radicalism in Puerto Rico and the United States

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813062563
eISBN:
9780813051598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062563.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Edwin Rosskam worked during the New Deal as a photographer for the Farm Security Administration (FSA) before working in a variety of capacities for the Puerto Rican government throughout the 1940s ... More


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