British Sociology's Lost Biological Roots: A History of Futures Past

Hardcover | February 15, 2012

byChris Renwick

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A new and innovative account of British sociology's intellectual origins that uses previously unknown archival resources to show how the field's forgotten roots in a late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century debate about biology can help us understand both its subsequent development and future potential.

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A new and innovative account of British sociology's intellectual origins that uses previously unknown archival resources to show how the field's forgotten roots in a late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century debate about biology can help us understand both its subsequent development and future potential.

CHRIS RENWICK is Lecturer in Modern History at the University of York, UK

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:264 pages, 8.56 × 5.63 × 0.92 inPublished:February 15, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface
Foreword; S. Fuller
Acknowledgements
Introduction
PART ONE
Political Economy, the BAAS and Sociology
PART TWO
Francis Galton and the Science of Eugenics
Patrick Geddes' Biosocial Science of Civics
L. T. Hobhouse's Evolutionary Philosophy of Reform
PART THREE
The Origins and Growth of the Sociological Society
The End of Biological Sociology in Britain
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography