A History of Sociology in Britain
Science, Literature, and Society
By (author) A. H. Halsey
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History of Sociology in Britain by A. H. Halsey
Book DescriptionA critical history of sociology in Britain. A.H. Halsey presents an authoritative picture of the neglect, expansion, fragmentation and explosion of the discipline over the 21st century. The story begins with L.T. Hobhouse's election to the first Chair in Sociology in London in 1907, but traces earlier origins of the discipline to Scotland and the English provinces. There is a lively account of the 19th-century battles between literature and science for the possession of the third culture of social studies, setting the context for a narrative history of rapid expansion in the second half of the 20th century.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199266616
(233mm x 155mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 18-Mar-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author A. H. Halsey
British Sociology Seen from Without and Within, Paperback (November 2005)
Containing eleven essays, this work looks at sociology in Britain from a number of intriguing perspectives. It includes a concluding essay by the President of the British Sociological Association identifying the recurring themes in these reflections. It analyses how British sociology is seen by British scholars working in related fields.
History of Sociology in Britain, Hardback (March 2004)
Offers a critical history of sociology in Britain, presenting a picture of the neglect, expansion, fragmentation, and explosion of the discipline. This book also examines the literary and scientific contributions to the origin of the discipline, and the challenges faced by the discipline at the dawn of a new century.
Decline of Donnish Dominion, Paperback (February 1995)View all books by A. H. Halsey
Professor A. H. Halsey examines the crisis currently afflicting British higher education.
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