American Sociology has changed radically since 1945. This volume traces these changes to the present, with special emphasis on the feminization of sociology and the decline of the science ideal as well as the challenges sociology faces in the new environment for universities.
About the Author
Stephen Turner is Distinguished Professor at the University of South Florida, US. He is the co-author of the influential book The Impossible Science.
Table of Contents1. Pre-academic Reformism and the Conflict between Advocacy and Objectivity Until 1920 2. The Revolution of the Twenties and the Interwar Years 3. The Postwar Boom 4. The Crisis of the Seventies and Its Long-Term Consequences 5. The Near Death Experience and Its Consequences 6. Feminization, the New University Environment, and the Quest for a Sociology for People 7. The Elite and its Power 8. Activism, Professionalism, or Condominium?