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Sociological visions

Author: Kai Erikson
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Each of the authors who contributed to this anthology describes a vision of sociological inquiry, or offers an example of research that illustrates approaches to problems, and problems themselves,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sociological visions.
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, ©1997
(OCoLC)605359299
Online version:
Sociological visions.
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, ©1997
(OCoLC)608575560
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kai Erikson
ISBN: 084768508X 9780847685080 0847685098 9780847685097
OCLC Number: 36597719
Notes: Chiefly papers presented at a conference held at Yale University in April 1992.
Description: xi, 295 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue: sociology as a perspective / Kai Erikson --
Sociology as science, humanism, and art / Neil J. Smelser --
The two faces of social science / Alan Wolfe --
Disciplined artfulness and the human sciences / Jean Bethke Elshtain --
History and sociological imagining / Charles Tilly --
The many enchantments of money / Viviana A. Zelizer --
Sociology and history: terms of endearment? / Ira Katznelson --
Social science: an imperfect art / Daniel Bell --
Toward a broader vision of inner-city poverty / William Julius Wilson --
Race, localism, and urban poverty / Margaret Weir --
Inner-city as place / Michael Katz --
Social science and social policy: a case study of overreaching / Daniel Patrick Moynihan --
Epilogue: sociology as a discipline / Paul DiMaggio --
Introduction / Kai Erikson --
De-gendering "man of science": the genesis and epicene character of the word scientist / Robert K. Merton --
On Robert Merton, Mary Somerville, and the moral authority of science / Gerald Holton --
Strange relation / Denis Donoghue --
A life of learning / Robert K. Merton.
Responsibility: edited by Kai Erikson.

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