The Chicago School of Sociology

Institutionalization, Diversity, and the Rise of Sociological Research

Author: Martin Bulmer

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226080055

Category: Social Science

Page: 285

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From 1915 to 1935 the inventive community of social scientists at the University of Chicago pioneered empirical research and a variety of qualitative and quantitative methods, shaping the future of twentieth-century American sociology and related fields as well. Martin Bulmer's history of the Chicago school of sociology describes the university's role in creating research-based and publication-oriented graduate schools of social science. "This is an important piece of work on the history of sociology, but it is more than merely historical: Martin Bulmer's undertaking is also to explain why historical events occurred as they did, using potentially general theoretical ideas. He has studied what he sees as the period, from 1915 to 1935, when the 'Chicago School' most flourished, and defines the nature of its achievements and what made them possible . . . It is likely to become the indispensible historical source for its topic."—Jennifer Platt, Sociology

Städtischer Raum im Wandel/Espaces urbains en mutation

Modernität - Mobilität - Repräsentationen/Modernités - mobilités - représentations

Author: Gabriele Clemens,Jean El Gammal,Hans-Jürgen Lüsebrink

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3050088834

Category: History

Page: 436

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Die Beiträge europäischer Forscherinnen und Forscher beleuchten die Probleme, Herausforderungen, Formen und Bilder, die mit städtischer Entwicklung einhergehen, aus zumeist vergleichender und auch interdisziplinärer Perspektive. Geschichte, Literatur, Soziologie, Architektur, Kino oder Interkulturalität – auf vielfältige Art werden am Beispiel vor allem deutscher und französischer Städte verschiedene Aspekte der Modernität herausgearbeitet. Die Hauptfragestellungen widmen sich sozialen Gruppen, Migrationsströmen, Integrations- und Ausschlussphänomenen, Orten der Soziabilität, Kulturveranstaltungen, Erzählformen sowie theoretischen Analysen. Die transatlantische Dimension, also der Vergleich europäischer Gegebenheiten und amerikanischer Spezifika, wird anhand von Einzelfallstudien und über unterschiedliche Denkansätze erforscht. Die Beiträge zur Stadtforschung geben so, im zeitlichen Rahmen vom 17. Jahrhundert bis hin zur Schwelle des 21. Jahrhunderts, den Forschungsstand verschiedener Disziplinen wieder und untersuchen die Relevanz zeitgenössischer Herangehensweisen.

Age of System

Understanding the Development of Modern Social Science

Author: Hunter Heyck

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421417103

Category: Education

Page: 272

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Before the Second World War, social scientists struggled to define and defend their disciplines. After the war, "high modern" social scientists harnessed new resources in a quest to create a unified understanding of human behavior—and to remake the world in the image of their new model man. In Age of System, Hunter Heyck explains why social scientists—shaped by encounters with the ongoing "organizational revolution" and its revolutionary technologies of communication and control—embraced a new and extremely influential perspective on science and nature, one that conceived of all things in terms of system, structure, function, organization, and process. He also explores how this emerging unified theory of human behavior implied a troubling similarity between humans and machines, with freighted implications for individual liberty and self-direction. These social scientists trained a generation of decision-makers in schools of business and public administration, wrote the basic textbooks from which millions learned how the economy, society, polity, culture, and even the mind worked, and drafted the position papers, books, and articles that helped set the terms of public discourse in a new era of mass media, think tanks, and issue networks. Drawing on close readings of key texts and a broad survey of more than 1,800 journal articles, Heyck follows the dollars—and the dreams—of a generation of scholars that believed in "the system." He maps the broad landscape of changes in the social sciences, focusing especially intently on the ideas and practices associated with modernization theory, rational choice theory, and modeling. A highly accomplished historian, Heyck relays this complicated story with unusual clarity.

Founders, Classics, Canons

Modern Disputes over the Origins and Appraisal of Sociologys Heritage

Author: Peter Baehr

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 1412861888

Category: Social Science

Page: 310

View: 1755

Founders, classics, and canons have been vitally important in helping to frame sociology’s identity. Within the academy today, a number of positions—feminist, postmodernist, postcolonial—question the status of “tradition." In Founders, Classics, Canons, Peter Baehr defends the continuing importance of sociology’s classics and traditions in a university education. Baehr offers arguments against interpreting, defending, and attacking sociology’s great texts and authors in terms of founders and canons. He demonstrates why, in logical and historical terms, discourses and traditions cannot actually be “founded" and why the term “founder" has little explanatory content. Equally, he takes issue with the notion of “canon" and argues that the analogy between the theological canon and sociological classic texts, though seductive, is mistaken. Although he questions the uses to which the concepts of founder, classic, and canon have been put, Baehr is not dismissive. On the contrary, he seeks to understand the value and meaning these concepts have for the people who employ them in the cultural battle to affirm or attack the liberal university tradition.

On Location

Heritage Cities and Sites

Author: D. Fairchild Ruggles

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461411086

Category: Social Science

Page: 244

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On Location: Heritage Cities and Sites merges the material and the social perspectives of preservation and historical interpretation in urban landscapes. The essays in this volume focus on the social life of historic cities and large-scale sites. They examine the ways that cities are dynamically changing as they are made and then remade by the people who inhabit or simply visit them, and concentrate on change, pluralism, and fragmentation. The strength of On Location: Heritage Cities and Sites is its comparative approach to both theory and grounded research. It includes an introductory essay that explains the heritage principle under study--the challenges of scale in the environment of a city or large complex--and its development as seen in the policy instruments of ICOMOS, UNESCO, and other major heritage organizations.The combination of wide-ranging case studies (including essays on North America, South America, Central America, the Middle East, and Europe) and the theoretical background make this volume an invaluable asset for researchers in archaeology, urban studies, art and architecture, cultural heritage, public policy, and tourism.

Sociology of Deviant Behavior

Author: Marshall B. Clinard,Robert F. Meier

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305537343

Category: Social Science

Page: 624

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SOCIOLOGY OF DEVIANT BEHAVIOR has been the market-leading deviance/criminology textbook for more than 40 years by combining timely research findings and updated data with solid sociological analysis. Designed to appeal to today's students, the fifteenth edition examines such relevant and timely topics as justified deviance (e.g., terrorism); corporate crime and mistakes, such as the General Motors ignition problem; the changing moral landscape regarding gay marriage and marijuana use; the importance of social media in facilitating deviant acts; political crime, including electoral crime; and cultural and social reactions to deviance. Learning aids-such as chapter outlines, bolded key terms, discussion questions, and a glossary-support students' study and review. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Public Practice

Cultivating Citizenship at U.C. Berkeley and University of Chicago, 1890-1945

Author: William Andrew Talcott

Publisher: N.A


Category: Citizenship

Page: 400

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Heritage on stage

the invention of ethnic place in America's Little Switzerland

Author: Steven D. Hoelscher

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Pr


Category: History

Page: 327

View: 4400

Describes how New Glarus, Wisconsin, rediscovered, cultivated, and marketed its Swiss identity

The Gospel of Scholarship

Pierce Butler and a Critique of American Librarianship

Author: John V. Richardson

Publisher: Scarecrow Press


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 350

View: 4831

Pierce Butler is considered one of library science's greatest intellects. With appendixes including a complete list of Butler's publications, course offerings, graduate students, and selected sermons.


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Best books

Page: N.A

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