Sociology in Hungary: A Social, Political and Institutional History by Victor KaradySociology in Hungary: A Social, Political and Institutional History by Victor Karady

Sociology in Hungary: A Social, Political and Institutional History

byVictor Karady, Péter Tibor Nagy

Hardcover | August 5, 2019

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This book is the first English-language study of the social, intellectual and institutional history of sociology and the social sciences in Hungary.


Starting with the emergence of the discipline in the early 20th century, Karady and Nagy chart its development throughout various transformations of Hungarian society: from the liberal Dual Monarchy, through the respective Christian and Stalinist regimes, and culminating in the modern scholarly field today. Drawing on large-scale prosopographical materials, the authors use empirically-based socio-historical analysis to measure the impact of successive and radical regime changes on the country's intellectual life.


This will be an important and original point of reference for scholars and students of historical sociology, and Eastern European intellectual history.

Victor Karady is Emeritus Research Director of the French CNRS and Distinguished Research Associate of the History Department of the Central European University in Budapest.Péter Tibor Nagy is University Professor, Head of the Institute of Sociology of Religious Practice at the John Wesley Theological College in Budapest.
Title:Sociology in Hungary: A Social, Political and Institutional HistoryFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:182 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inShipping dimensions:9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:August 5, 2019Publisher:Palgrave Pivot USLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3030163024

ISBN - 13:9783030163020


Table of Contents

1. Socio-historical Preliminaries. - 2. The First 'Workshops' of Critical Sociology (1900-1918). - 3. Rise and Fall: From Messianic Expectations to the 'Christian Regime'. - 4. A New Start: Years of Transition after 1945, Sovietization and its Aftermath. - 5. The Reconstruction of the Social Sciences after Stalinism (1963-1989). - 6. After Socialism: Comparisons Between the Past and the Present. - 7. Conclusion.