The Americanization of social science: intellectuals and public responsibility in the postwar United States
Includes bibliographical references (p. -275) and index. 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.
- LCC: HM477
- Language: eng
- Physical Description: xii, 283 p. ; 24 cm.
- Edition Info: (cloth : alk. paper)
- Sociology -- Study and teaching -- United States
- Sociology -- United States -- History -- 20th century
- Sociologists -- United States
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