Measuring the Mosaic: An Intellectual Biography of John Porter / Edition 1

Measuring the Mosaic: An Intellectual Biography of John Porter / Edition 1

by Rick Helmes-Hayes
     
 

ISBN-10: 0802097030

ISBN-13: 9780802097033

Pub. Date: 03/27/2010

Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division

Measuring the Mosaic is a comprehensive intellectual biography of John Porter (1921-1979), author of The Vertical Mosaic (1965), preeminent Canadian sociologist of his time, and one of Canada's most celebrated scholars. In the first biography of this important figure, Rick Helmes-Hayes provides a detailed account of Porter's life and an in-depth

…  See more details below

Overview

Measuring the Mosaic is a comprehensive intellectual biography of John Porter (1921-1979), author of The Vertical Mosaic (1965), preeminent Canadian sociologist of his time, and one of Canada's most celebrated scholars. In the first biography of this important figure, Rick Helmes-Hayes provides a detailed account of Porter's life and an in-depth assessment of his extensive writings on class, power, educational opportunity, social mobility, and democracy.

While assessing Porter's place in the historical development of Canadian social science, Helmes-Hayes also examines the economic, social, political and scholarly circumstances - including the Depression, World War II, post-war reconstruction, the baby boom, and the growth of universities - that contoured Porter's political and academic views. Using extensive archival research, correspondence, and over fifty original interviews with family, colleagues, and friends, Measuring the Mosaic stresses Porter's remarkable contributions as a scholar, academic statesman, senior administrator at Carleton University, and engaged, practical public intellectual.

Read More

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802097033
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publication date:
03/27/2010
Pages:
592
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >