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Author Haney, David Paul, 1963- author.

Title The Americanization of social science : intellectuals and public responsibility in the postwar United States / David Paul Haney.

Published Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2008.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (xii, 283 pages)
Series Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-275) and index.
Contents Introduction -- The postwar campaign for scientific legitimacy -- Quantitative methods and the institutionalization of exclusivity -- Social theory and the romance of American alienation -- Theories of mass society and the advent of a new elitism -- Fads, foibles, and autopsies: unwelcome publicity for diffident sociologists -- Pseudoscience and social engineering: American sociology's public image in the fifties -- The perils of popularity: public sociology and its antagonists -- Conclusion: the legacy of the scientific identity.
Summary A controversial explanation for sociology's isolation from American society.
Other author JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Sociology -- Study and teaching -- United States.
Sociology -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Sociologists -- United States.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9781592137152 (electronic bk.)
1592137156 (electronic bk.)
9781592137138 (cloth ; alk. paper)
159213713X (cloth ; alk. paper)
Standard Number 9786612047411