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The American Spencerians: Theorizing a New Science

Daniel Breslau

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/9780226090962.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter examines the social sources of Spencerian sociology and the practices of research and discipline-building that it contains. Spencerianism here means the founders' adoption of Herbert ... More


Economics, Historiography, and Sociology

Ian Small

in Conditions for Criticism: Authority, Knowledge, and Literature in the Late Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122418
eISBN:
9780191671418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122418.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter begins by discussing how in the decades following 1871, the critique of classical political economy as an economic theory brought about its demise as an ideology. This ideological ... More


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