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On Work, Race, and the Sociological Imagination
     

On Work, Race, and the Sociological Imagination

by Everett C. Hughes, Lewis A. Coser (Editor)
 

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The writings in this volume highlight Hughes's contributions to the sociology of work and professions; race and ethnicity; and the central themes and methods of the discipline. Hughes was the first sociologist to pay sustained attention to occupations as a field for study and wrote frequently and searchingly about them. Several of the essays in this collection helped

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The writings in this volume highlight Hughes's contributions to the sociology of work and professions; race and ethnicity; and the central themes and methods of the discipline. Hughes was the first sociologist to pay sustained attention to occupations as a field for study and wrote frequently and searchingly about them. Several of the essays in this collection helped orient the first generation of Black sociologists, including Franklin Frazier, St. Clair Drake, and Horace Cayton.

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A collection of 17 papers by second generation American sociologist Hughes (1897-1983) that speak to work, race and status, and the sociological imagination. Among the titles are Social Role and the Division of Labor, The Knitting of Racial Groups in Industry, and Good People and Dirty Work. A substantial introduction outlines Hughes' life and contribution to the profession. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780226359724
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
09/28/1994
Series:
Heritage of Sociology Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
218
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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