Sociology in America: A History (Google eBook)

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Craig Calhoun
University of Chicago Press, Sep 15, 2008 - Social Science - 880 pages
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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 an extended historical examination. To remedy that situation—and to celebrate the centennial of the American Sociological Association—Craig Calhoun assembled a team of leading sociologists to produce Sociology in America.

Rather than a story of great sociologists or departments, Sociology in America is a true history of an often disparate field—and a deeply considered look at the ways sociology developed intellectually and institutionally. It explores the growth of American sociology as it addressed changes and challenges throughout the twentieth century, covering topics ranging from the discipline’s intellectual roots to understandings (and misunderstandings) of race and gender to the impact of the Depression and the 1960s.

Sociology in America will stand as the definitive treatment of the contribution of twentieth-century American sociology and will be required reading for all sociologists.


Contributors:

Andrew Abbott, Daniel Breslau, Craig Calhoun, Charles Camic, Miguel A. Centeno, Patricia Hill Collins, Marjorie L. DeVault, Myra Marx Ferree, Neil Gross, Lorine A. Hughes, Michael D. Kennedy, Shamus Khan, Barbara Laslett, Patricia Lengermann, Doug McAdam, Shauna A. Morimoto, Aldon Morris, Gillian Niebrugge, Alton Phillips, James F. Short Jr., Alan Sica, James T. Sparrow, George Steinmetz, Stephen Turner, Jonathan VanAntwerpen, Immanuel Wallerstein, Pamela Barnhouse Walters, Howard Winant

  

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Contents

An Introduction Craig Calhoun
1
Theorizing a New Science Daniel Breslau
39
Narratives of Sociologys Relation to Social Work Patricia Lengermann Gillian Niebrugge
63
Charles Ellwood and the Division of Sociology Stephen Turner
115
FIVE Knowledge from the Field Marjorie L DeVault
155
SIX Pragmatism Phenomenology and TwentiethCentury American Sociology Neil Gross
183
Sociology during the Great Depression and the New Deal Charles Camic
225
The Structures of Sociological Action 19401955 Andrew Abbott James T Sparrow
281
Life Stories in Historical Context Barbara Laslett
480
The Path Not Taken Aldon D Morris
503
One Hundred Years of the Sociology of Race Howard Winant
535
SEVENTEEN Pushing the Boundaries or Business as Usual? Race Class and Gender Studies and Sociological Inquiry Patricia Hill Collins
572
EIGHTEEN Criminology Criminologists and the Sociological Enterprise James F Short Jr with Lorine A Hughes
605
A History of Sociology of Education Pamela Barnhouse Walters
639
TWENTY Internationalism and Global Transformations in American Sociology Michael D Kennedy Miguel A Centeno
666
The Historiography of US Sociology Alan Sica
713

The Temporary Settling of a Disciplinary Field George Steinmetz
314
Mainstream Sociology and Its Challengers Craig Calhoun Jonathan VanAntwerpen
367
The Curious Impact of the Sixties on Public Sociology Doug McAdam
411
The Impact of 1968 on US Sociologists Immanuel Wallerstein
427
The Presence and Absence of Gender in Theory and Practice Myra Marx Ferree Shamus Rahman Khan Shauna A Morimoto
438
Histories of American Sociology Readings and Resources Alton Phillips Jonathan VanAntwerpen
733
List of Contributors
851
Index
857
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About the author (2008)

Craig Calhoun is president of the Social Science Research Council and professor of sociology and history at New York University. He is the editor or coeditor of several volumes and author of Nationalism and Neither Gods nor Emperors.

 

Contributors:

Andrew Abbott, Daniel Breslau, Craig Calhoun, Charles Camic, Miguel A. Centeno, Patricia Hill Collins, Marjorie L. DeVault, Myra Marx Ferree, Neil Gross, Lorine A. Hughes, Michael D. Kennedy, Shamus Khan, Barbara Laslett, Patricia Lengermann, Doug McAdam, Shauna A. Morimoto, Aldon Morris, Gillian Niebrugge, Alton Phillips, James F. Short Jr., Alan Sica, James T. Sparrow, George Steinmetz, Stephen Turner, Jonathan VanAntwerpen, Immanuel Wallerstein, Pamela Barnhouse Walters, Howard Winant

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