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Author Keen, Mike Forrest.

Title Stalking the sociological imagination : J. Edgar Hoover's FBI surveillance of American sociology / Mike Forrest Keen.

Published Westport, Conn : Greenwood Press, 1999.


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 UniM Bail  301.09730904 KEEN    AVAILABLE
Physical description x, 235 pages ; 24 cm.
Series Contributions in sociology, 0084-9278 ; no. 126.
Contributions in sociology. 0084-9278 ; no. 126.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [211]-223) and index.
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. W.E.B. Du Bois: Sociologist beyond the Veil -- 3. Ernest W. Burgess: Security Matter-C -- 4. William Fielding Ogburn: Scientist, Statistician, Schizophrene -- 5. Robert and Helen Lynd: From Middletown to Moronia -- 6. E. Franklin Frazier: Enfant Terrible -- 7. Pitirim A. Sorokin: Sociological Prophet in a Priestly Land -- 8. No One above Suspicion: Talcott Parsons under Surveillance -- 9. Testing a Concept: Herbert Blumer's Loyalty -- 10. Samuel Stouffer: Patriot and Practitioner -- 11. Our Man in Havana: C. Wright Mills Talks, Yankee Listens -- 12. The Crimefighter and the Criminologist: The Case of Edwin H. Sutherland and J. Edgar Hoover -- 13. Conclusion.
Summary It is now common knowledge that the FBI and its long-time director, J. Edgar Hoover, were responsible for the creation of a massive internal security apparatus that undermined the very principles of freedom and democracy they were sworn to protect. While no one was above suspicion, Hoover appears to have held a special disdain for sociologists and placed many of American sociology's most prominent figures under surveillance. Using documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, this volume portrays the FBI's stalking of the sociological imagination, offering a detailed account of its investigations within the context of an overview of the history of American sociology.
Subject United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Sociology -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
ISBN 0313298130 (alk. paper)
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