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Envisioning sociology : Victor Branford, Patrick Geddes, and the quest for social reconstruction

Author: John Scott; Ray Bromley
Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Envisioning Sociology is a landmark work, the first major study of the founding of sociology in Britain and the enormous contributions made by the intellectual circle led by Victor Branford and Patrick Geddes. Authors John Scott and Ray Bromley chronicle the biographical connections and personal partnerships of the circle's key participants, their international connections, their organization-building work, and the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Victor Branford; Patrick Geddes, Sir
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Scott; Ray Bromley
ISBN: 9781438447315 1438447310
OCLC Number: 800352575
Description: x, 288 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Victorian and Edwardian Sociology --
Geddes, Branford, and Gurney: Personal Partnerships --
Organizing an Intellectual Vision --
Environment, Region, and Social Reconstruction --
Planning the Built Environment: Civics and Conservative Surgery --
Socialization, Citizenship, and the University Militant --
Cooperation, Finance, and Capitalism --
Financiers, the Credit System, and the Third Alternative --
Failure of a Sociological Project.
Responsibility: John Scott, Ray Bromley.

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"Envisioning Sociology is a landmark work, the first major study of the founding of sociology in Britain and the enormous contributions made by the intellectual circle led by Victor Branford and Patrick Geddes. Authors John Scott and Ray Bromley chronicle the biographical connections and personal partnerships of the circle's key participants, their international connections, their organization-building work, and the business activities that underpinned their efforts. Branford and Geddes fashioned an ambitious and wide-ranging interdisciplinary vision, drawing on geography, anthropology, economics, and urban planning, in addition to sociology. This vision was an integral part of a project of social reconstruction, a "third way" eschewing both liberalism and communism in favor of cooperation, redistribution, and federalism. Envisioning Sociology uncovers a previously hidden history of the social sciences, giving readers a fascinating glimpse into early twentieth-century social science and political economy, while demonstrating the contemporary relevance of the ideas of these underrated figures. Although Branford and Geddes failed to establish the grand sociology they envisioned, their ideas helped develop the theory and practice of community development, participatory democracy, bioregionalism, historic preservation, and neighborhood upgrading."--Publisher's website.

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