British Sociology Seen From Without And Within

Paperback | June 13, 2006

EditorA H Halsey, W G RUNCIMAN

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These eleven essays look at the current state of sociology in Britain from a number of intriguing perspectives. How important is it for British sociologists to be aware of the historical development of their subject in this country? How is British sociology seen by British scholars working inrelated fields, such as social history, social anthropology and demography? And how are British sociologists perceived by their colleagues working abroad, in particular in continental Europe? A concluding essay by the President of the British Sociological Association identifies the recurring themesin these reflections.

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These eleven essays look at the current state of sociology in Britain from a number of intriguing perspectives. How important is it for British sociologists to be aware of the historical development of their subject in this country? How is British sociology seen by British scholars working inrelated fields, such as social history, soci...

A H Halsey is at Emeritus Professor of Social and Administrative Studies, University of Oxford; Fellow of the British Academy. W G Runciman is at Senior Research Fellow, University of Cambridge; President of the British Academy.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:120 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.37 inPublished:June 13, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0197263429

ISBN - 13:9780197263426

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Table of Contents

1. W G Runciman: IntroductionThe View from Within2. A H Halsey: The History of Sociology in Britain3. Jennifer Platt: What Should be Done About the History of Sociology?4. Martin Bulmer: Sociology in Briatin in the Twentieth Century: Differentiation and EstablishmentThe View from Without5. Roderick Floud and Pat Thane: Sociology and Social History: Partnership, Rivalry, or Mutual Incomprehension?6. J D Y Peel: Not Really a View from Without: the Relations of Social Anthropology and Sociology7. John Ermisch: Demography's British History and its Relation to SociologyThe View from Abroad8. Dominique Schnapper: The View from a French Sociologist9. Robert Erikson: A View from Sweden10. Colin Crouch: A View from Europe11. John Scott: Some General Remarks

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"[C]onsistently thoughtful and insightful. The tone is conversational and the essays combine (self-) criticism and (self-) contragulation in varying degrees."--Contemporary Sociology