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ISBN10: 159213713X ISBN13: 9781592137138 LCC: HM477 Edition: (cloth : alk. paper)


Includes bibliographical references (p. [253]-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

Book Details

  • Language: eng
  • Physical Description: xii, 283 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Edition Info: (cloth : alk. paper)


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