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Sociology in America: A History

Craig Calhoun

Abstract

Though the word “sociology” was coined in Europe, the field of sociology grew most dramatically in America. Despite that disproportionate influence, American sociology has never been the subject of an extended historical examination. To remedy that situation—and to celebrate the centennial of the American Sociological Association—the author has assembled a team of sociologists to produce this book. Rather than a story of great sociologists or departments, it is a true history of an often-disparate field—and a considered look at the ways sociology developed intellectually and institutionally. T ... More

Keywords: American sociology, American Sociological Association, race, gender, Depression, 1960s, twentieth century, Europe, America

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780226090948
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226090962.001.0001

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Craig Calhoun, editor

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[Five] Knowledge from the Field

Marjorie L. DeVault