Sociology faces troubling developments as it enters its second century in the United States. A loss of theoretical coherence and a sense of disciplinary fragmentation, a decline in the quality of its recruits, the cooptation of its clients, a muted public voice, and sinking prestige in governmental circles-these are only a few of the trends signalling a need for renewed debate about how sociology is organized. In this volume, some of the most authoritative voices in the field confront these conditions, offering a variety of perspectives as they challenge sociologists to self-examination.
About the Author
Terence C. Halliday is a research fellow at the American Bar Foundation and visiting associate professor of sociology at the University of Chicago. Morris Janowitz taught sociology at the University of Chicago for twenty-six years. He founded the Heritage of Sociology series and served as editor for twenty years.
Table of Contents
Series Editor's Foreword
Introduction: Sociology's Fragile Professionalism
Terence C. Halliday
1. External Influences on Sociology
Neil J. Smelser
2. War and Peace on the Sociological Agenda
Lester R. Kurtz
3. Recruiting Sociologists in a Time of Changing Opportunities
William V. D'Antonio
4. Sociology, Other Disciplines, and the Project of a General Understanding of Social Life
5. American Sociology since the Seventies: The Emerging Identity Crisis in the Discipline
Diana Crane and Henry Small
6. Universities without Contract Research
Samuel Z. Klausner
7. Sociology Departments and Their Research Centers: An Essential Tension?
Halliman H. Winsborough
8. Trained Incapacities of Sociologists
Albert J. Reiss, Jr.
9. The Growth of Applied Sociology after 1945: The Prewar Establishment of the Postwar Infrastructure
10. The Rhetoric of Sociology and Its Audience
11. From Education to Expertise: Sociology as a "Profession"
William Buxton and Stephen P. Turner