ISBN-10:
0199266611
ISBN-13:
9780199266616
Pub. Date:
05/20/2004
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
A History of Sociology in Britain: Science, Literature, and Society

A History of Sociology in Britain: Science, Literature, and Society

by A. H. Halsey

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A History of Sociology in Britain: Science, Literature, and Society

This is the first-ever critical history of sociology in Britain, written by one of the world's leading scholars in the field. A. H. Halsey presents a vivid and authoritative picture of the neglect, expansion, fragmentation, and explosion of the discipline during the past century. The book examines the literary and scientific contributions to the origin of the discipline, and the challenges faced by the discipline at the dawn of a new century.

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ISBN-13: 9780199266616
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 05/20/2004
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Part I: Context
1. Literature or Science?
2. The Rise of Scientific Method
Part II: Narrative
3. Sociology before 1950
4. The British Post-War Sociologists
5. Expansion 1950-1967
6. Revolt 1968-1975
7. The Years of Uncertainty 1976-
Part III: Analysis
8. The Professor: A Survey by Birth Cohort
9. Celebrated Sociologists
10. The Shape of Sociology
Part IV: Conclusion
Epilogue : in Eight Essays Zygmunt Bauman, Colin Crouch, Anthony Giddens, A. H. Halsey, Ann Oakley, Jennifer Platt, W. G. Runciman, John Westergaard
Appendixes

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