New PDF release: Diverse Histories Of American Sociology

By Anthony J. Blasi (Editor)

ISBN-10: 1429453028

ISBN-13: 9781429453028

ISBN-10: 9004143637

ISBN-13: 9789004143630

This quantity offers perspectives of yank sociology from minority teams and critical highbrow activities that didn't merge into the mainstream. Coinciding with the centenary of the yank Sociological organization, it presents little-known historical past details to the improvement of the sector. a primary part highlights tensions among neutral medical sociology and medical social reform. A moment part uncovers the reviews of woman, African American, and Latino pioneers within the box, in addition to a sociologist from a non secular minority. a 3rd part strains the organizational historical past of the sector, together with gendered, racial, neighborhood, and outsider views. a last part specializes in numerous overlooked trajectories. With this quantity, American sociology should be obvious in its complete context.

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This uncritical acceptance of an image without substance is echoed in the writings of Rolf Lindner (1996), Edward Shils (1991), Everett C. Hughes (1964), and Lee Harvey (1987). E. Park repeated these views in his writings, too. Thus in 1924 he scathingly dismissed all social investigations done by applied sociologists—whom he subsumed under the category of “social workers”—when he wrote: “Generally speaking, we have had nothing 34 mary jo deegan that could be called social research, bearing on the tasks of social workers.

Park’s approach is similar to a Durkheimian (1965/c. 1915) argument but written decades before Durkheim advanced it. e. c. C. Park. Rauschenbush (1979, pp. 22–28, im passim) perceptively notes that the young couple’s courtship seemed ill-fated from the very start because of their divergent interests. Rauschenbush also quotes from one of their daughters, Margaret Park Redfield, who mildly noted that even by 1910— after Park had spent six winters working in Alabama at the Tuskegee Institute while his family lived in a Boston suburb in Massachusetts: “Clara Park was never wholly reconciled to having her husband away from home so much.

Park was deeply attracted to applied sociology—if he engaged it, but not when it was conducted by women. ” This vacillation had a profound and deleterious public effect on the discipline of sociology. In particular, he did not adopt collegial roles toward great female sociologists associated with Hull-House, notably Abbott, Addams, Sophonisba Breckinridge, Julia Lathrop, and Kelley (Deegan 1988, 1994, 2002a). C. Hughes correctly interpreted Park’s commitment to social reform as integral to Park’s entire system of thought and action.

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