Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Sociology in AmericaA History$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Craig Calhoun

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780226090948

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226090962.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM CHICAGO SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.chicago.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of Chicago Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CHSO for personal use.date: 31 July 2021

Hot War, Cold War: The Structures of Sociological Action, 1940–1955

Hot War, Cold War: The Structures of Sociological Action, 1940–1955

(p.281) [Eight] Hot War, Cold War: The Structures of Sociological Action, 1940–1955
Sociology in America

Andrew Abbott

James T. Sparrow

University of Chicago Press

This chapter offers a preliminary analysis of American sociology during the war and postwar period. It begins with a brief sketch of the broader social changes attending the wars—two hot and one cold—that defined the period 1940–55. It then looks at the discipline in 1940 and in 1955. Next, it evaluates how the events of the war period changed the demographic, institutional, and intellectual structure of sociology. It aims at the same time to analyze the role of sociology in shaping the new society that emerged after the war. It closes with a discussion of the new stance of sociology during the postwar decade.

Keywords:   American sociology, war period, postwar period, new society

Chicago Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.