Essays on the History of British Sociological Research

Author: Martin Bulmer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521254779
Release Date: 1985-02-07
Genre: Social Science

Traces the history of British sociology and empirical social research over the past hundred years. Concludes with a discussion of the applications of the research including the use of social surveys for policymaking and the success of social science in predicting the future.

On Civilization Power and Knowledge

Author: Norbert Elias
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226204316
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Social Science

Norbert Elias has been described as among the great sociologists of the 20th century. A collection of his most important writings, this book sets out Elias' thinking during the course of his long career, with a discussion of how his work relates to that of other sociologists.

Willard W Waller on the Family Education and War

Author: Willard W. Waller
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226871525
Release Date: 1970-10
Genre: Social Science

Willard Waller (1899-1945) taught and wrote on sociology during the decades of its crystallization, the 1920s through the 1940s. He pursued sociological analysis in terms of intensive direct observation and humanistic detail as well as conceptual analysis. Waller's explorations of role behavior, especially in his writings on marriage and education, shocked academia and are still provocative today. In his direct, perceptive, often cynical style, he penetrated the facades of the most respected social institutions. He made use of the case study method; many of Waller's case studies were lifted directly from his own experiences, particularly from the agonies of his own divorce and from the disappointments of his initial teaching experience. He also drew fresh insights from the personal experiences of his colleagues and students, hardly a traditional procedure. This volume is the first unified presentation of Waller's writings, covering in depth his work on family, education, and war. It also includes his shorter, but equally vivid, discussions on social problems such as crime and on the conflict between insight and scientific method. Since Waller's private life was so intimately bound to his public work, an understanding of his personal history reveals much about the development and dilemma of sociologists in the United States. In their Introduction editors Goode, Mitchell, and Furstenberg reconstruct the life of this complex American thinker.

21st Century Sociology A Reference Handbook

Author: Clifton D. Bryant
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781506320212
Release Date: 2006-11-17
Genre: Social Science

21st Century Sociology: A Reference Handbook provides a concise forum through which the vast array of knowledge accumulated, particularly during the past three decades, can be organized into a single definitive resource. The two volumes of this Reference Handbook focus on the corpus of knowledge garnered in traditional areas of sociological inquiry, as well as document the general orientation of the newer and currently emerging areas of sociological inquiry.

New Society

ISBN: UOM:39015010562349
Release Date: 1969
Genre: Social sciences

European Intellectual History Since 1789

Author: Roland N. Stromberg
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: STANFORD:36105017415311
Release Date: 1994
Genre: History

For courses in European Intellectual History. An exploration of the major issues in thought -- from the French Revolution to Structuralism and beyond.


ISBN: 0835221067
Release Date: 1985