Sociology Noir: Studies at the University of Chicago in Loneliness, Marginality, and Deviance, 1915-1935
  • Sociology Noir: Studies at the University of Chicago in Loneliness, Marginality, and Deviance, 1915-1935
  • Sociology Noir: Studies at the University of Chicago in Loneliness, Marginality, and Deviance, 1915-1935

Sociology Noir: Studies at the University of Chicago in Loneliness, Marginality, and Deviance, 1915-1935

by Roger A. Salerno
     
 

Between 1915 and 1935 the University of Chicago was the center for the production of innovative sociological research that unearthed the marginalized existence of unconventional Americans. Referred to as the Chicago school monographs by social historians, these works brought acclaim to the country's premiere graduate program in sociology. Working at the shadowy

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Between 1915 and 1935 the University of Chicago was the center for the production of innovative sociological research that unearthed the marginalized existence of unconventional Americans. Referred to as the Chicago school monographs by social historians, these works brought acclaim to the country's premiere graduate program in sociology. Working at the shadowy margins of the city, these Chicago school scholars dramatically examined the lives of delinquents, prostitutes, gangsters, and homeless men. Their work harmonized with narratives of proletarian and pulp fiction and the serialized newspaper accounts of urban vice and deviance. This book offers a survey of some of these key monographs such as The Unadjusted Girl, The Hobo, The Jack-Roller and The Taxi Dance Hall.

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Contemporary Sociology
of interest...beautifully written and organized...Salerno has a deep appreciation for these works and weaves them into his book with great skill

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786429905
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
05/14/2007
Pages:
196
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.50(d)

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