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Social problems as landmark narratives : Bank of Boston, mass media and money laundering
The paper examines how claimsmakers selectively construct instances of alleged problems as “landmark narratives,” with particular attention to the rhetorical practices of mass print media. The
Social relations undone: Disciplinary divergence and departmental politics at Harvard, 1946–1970
This article examines the failed convergence of sociology, social psychology, cultural anthropology, and clinical psychology in Harvard’s Department of Social Relations. The analysis shows that from
Sociology in the women’s annex: Inequality and integration at Harvard and Radcliffe, 1879–1947
This article examines gender stratification in sociology by analyzing how the subject was presented to undergraduates at Harvard and Radcliffe from the late nineteenth century to the mid-1940s. Data
Sorokin as Lifelong Russian Intellectual: The Enactment of an Historically Rooted Sensibility
Prior to his 1922 emigration to Europe and thence to the United States, Pitirim Alexandrovich Sorokin had an exceptional intellectual and political career in Russia and the Soviet Union (Sorokin
Science, politics, and moral activism : Sorokin's integralism reconsidered
This paper uses previously untranslated excerpts from P. A. Sorokin's revolutionary journalism to reexamine the relationship between his scientific and nonscientific activities. Columns written in
Public Sociology: Problematics, Publicity, and Possibilities
In this issue we present six papers that deal in contrasting ways with the ongoing debate over public sociology. Considered collectively, the analyses portray the public sociology project as
Corporate policy, values, and social responsibility
This outstanding volume combines the perspectives of managers, sociologists, and scholars of business ethics in order to analyze the social role of business in society. The authors discuss the
Merton as Harvard sociologist: engagement, thematic continuities, and institutional linkages.
  • L. Nichols
  • Sociology
    Journal of the history of the behavioral sciences
  • 1 December 2010
It is concluded that a fuller appreciation of Merton's "less noticed" decade in Cambridge is indispensable for understanding his overall career, and that it clarifies linkages across sociological work at three universities in the mid-twentieth century.