The Sociological Eye: Selected Papers

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This major expression of one of the leaders of the Chicago School, one of the most important schools of thought in contemporary American sociology, includes his recognized masterpieces of sociological research and writing. Hughes pioneered studies in a variety of sociological subjects: social institutions, racial interaction, work and occupations, and research methodology. Cumulatively, these essays show the obvious magnitude and scope of thought of one of the century's most ...

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Overview

This major expression of one of the leaders of the Chicago School, one of the most important schools of thought in contemporary American sociology, includes his recognized masterpieces of sociological research and writing. Hughes pioneered studies in a variety of sociological subjects: social institutions, racial interaction, work and occupations, and research methodology. Cumulatively, these essays show the obvious magnitude and scope of thought of one of the century's most distinguished scholars.

In their introduction to this edition, Riesman and Becker provide a biographical background to Hughes' writing, describing his pervading influence on the field of sociology and on younger sociologists through his teaching, fieldwork, work in professional associations, and personality. The essays are grouped into four sections: the relationship of social institutions to changes in their surroundings and to the personalities and careers of persons; problems of multi-ethnic societies; the development of occupations, the monopoly license of professions, the determination of public policy about a line of work, and the relations between work and social role; and social observation and analysis.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780878559596
  • Publisher: Transaction Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/1/1984
  • Series: Social Science Classics Series
  • Pages: 616
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.37 (d)

Meet the Author

Everett C. Hughes was professor of sociology at Boston College and The University of Chicago. He is the author of French Canada in Transition, Men and Their Work, and Where Peoples Meet.

David Riesman (1909-2002) was Henry Ford II Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Harvard University. Before teaching at Harvard he taught at the University of Chicago and University of Buffalo Law School. He is the author of numerous books, including Thorstein Veblen, The Lonely Crowd, and Variety in American Education.

Howard S. Becker was professor of sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is the author of numerous books, including Tricks of the Trade, Outsiders, and Art Worlds.

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