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Pitirim A. Sorokin: An Intellectual Biography
Pitirim A. Sorokin (1889-1968) was one of the most original, important, and controversial figures in American sociology. His spectacular rise from a peasant childhood in Czarist Russia to the
Pitirim A. Sorokin on Order, Change and the Reconstruction of Society: An Integral Perspective
Integralism is simultaneously an epistemology, psychology, sociology of change and theory of history. It is the theoretical foundation of Sorokin's general sociology and later works on the crisis of
The contemporary crisis and the social relations department at Harvard: A case study in hegemony and disintegration
The history of sociology is marked by periods of theoretical pluralism and hegemony. Their interplay has resulted in the slow and uneven development of the discipline. Today, however, bodies of
Sorokin and Parsons at Harvard: Institutional conflict and the origin of a hegemonic tradition
The early history of Harvard sociology is closely entwined with the careers and personalities of Pitirim Sorokin and Talcott Parsons. The processes and conditions that led to Parsons's rise and
Altruism and social solidarity: Envisioning a field of specialization
ConclusionThis article has presented a vision of what a field of altruism and social solidarity could potentially involve. An additional perspective on the nature of this field and how it could
Integralism, Altruism, and Social Emancipation: A Sorokinian Model of Prosocial Behavior and Social Organization
Integralism is simultaneously an epistemology, psychology, sociology of change and theory of history. As used here it provides the theoretical underpinnings of Sorokin’s general sociology and later
On The Practice Of Sociology
Pitirim Sorokin rose from a peasant childhood in Russia to become a major figure in the history of sociology. However, he was considered both a pioneer and an outcast. This text includes essays by
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