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A History of Sociology in Britain : Science, Literature, and Society - A. H. Halsey

A History of Sociology in Britain

Science, Literature, and Society

Paperback Published: 1st April 2004
ISBN: 9780199266616
Number Of Pages: 296

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A critical history of sociology in Britain. A.H. Halsey presents an authoritative picture of the neglect, expansion, fragmentation and explosion of the discipline over the 21st century. The story begins with L.T. Hobhouse's election to the first Chair in Sociology in London in 1907, but traces earlier origins of the discipline to Scotland and the English provinces. There is a lively account of the 19th-century battles between literature and science for the possession of the third culture of social studies, setting the context for a narrative history of rapid expansion in the second half of the 20th century.

Provides an excellent window into general questions regarding the social sciences today...A History of Scoiology in Britain is an excellent piece of scholarship that adds much to the intellectual history of the social sciences. Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences A.L.Halsey's history is a commendable enterprise ... his book is the first step towards a full history of British sociology Times Higher Education Supplement

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

ISBN: 9780199266616
ISBN-10: 0199266611
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 1st April 2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.5  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.45