A new and innovative account of British sociology's intellectual origins that uses previously unknown archival resources to show how the field's forgotten roots in a late nineteenth and early twentieth-century debate about biology can help us understand both its subsequent development and future potential.
|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan UK|
|Edition description:||1st ed. 2012|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)|
About the Author
CHRIS RENWICK Lecturer in Modern History at the University of York, UK.
Table of ContentsList of Illustrations Preface Foreword; S.Fuller Acknowledgements Introduction PART I Political Economy, the BAAS and Sociology PARTII Francis Galton and the Science of Eugenics Patrick Geddes' Biosocial Science of Civics L. T. Hobhouse's Evolutionary Philosophy of Reform PART III The Origins and Growth of the Sociological Society The End of Biological Sociology in Britain Conclusion Notes Bibliography
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