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British sociology's lost biological roots : a history of futures past

Author: Chris Renwick
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A new and innovative account of British sociology's intellectual origins that uses previously unknown archival resources to show how the field's forgotten roots in a late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century debate about biology can help us understand both its subsequent development and future potential --
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: L T Hobhouse; L T Hobhouse
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Renwick
ISBN: 9780230356160 0230356168
OCLC Number: 748328931
Description: xvii, 240 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Political economy, the BAAS, and sociology --
Francis Galton and the science of eugenics --
Patrick Geddes' biosocial science of civics --
L.T. Hobhouse's evolutionary philosophy of reform --
The origins and growth of the sociological society --
The end of biological sociology in Britain.
Responsibility: Chris Renwick ; foreword by Steve Fuller.
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