Essays on the History of British Sociological Research

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Juli 2005



This book traces the history of British sociology and empirical social research over the last hundred years. Its coverage includes the census of population, the classic poverty surveys of Booth and Rowntree, the slow growth of social science between the wars, mass-observation, the rise of the Government Social Survey, the establishment of academic sociology after 1945 outside Oxford and Cambridge, and independent initiatives such as the foundation of the Institute of Community Studies.


Preface; Part I. Introduction: 1. The development of sociology and of empirical social research in Britain Martin Bulmer; Part II. History: 2. Social monitors: population censuses as social surveys C. Hakim; 3. The emergence of the sociological survey, 1887-1939 Raymond Kent; 4. Durkheim, Booth and Yule: the non-diffusion of an intellectual innovation Hannan C. Selvin and Christopher Bernert; 5. The Governmental Social Survey Frank Whitehead; 6. Methodological research on sample surveys: a review of developments in Britain Gerald Hoinville; 7. Mass-Observation 1937-1949 Angus Calder; 8. The Institute of Community Studies Peter Willmott; 9. Provincials and professionals: the British post-war sociologists A. H. Halsey; 10. On the eve: a prospect in retrospect Edward Shils; Part III. Use: 11. The uses of British sociology, 1831-1981 Philip Abrams; 12. Informants, respondents and citizens Catherine Marsh; 13. Surveys of poverty to promote democracy Peter Townsend; 14. Reading the palm of the invisible hand: indicators, progress and prediction Lorraine F. Baric; Index.
EAN: 9780521274845
ISBN: 0521274842
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Juli 2005
Seitenanzahl: 272 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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