Biology and American Sociology, Part II: Developing a Unique Evolutionary Sociology

  title={Biology and American Sociology, Part II: Developing a Unique Evolutionary Sociology},
  author={Jonathan H. Turner and Russell K. Schutt and Matcheri S. Keshavan},
  journal={The American Sociologist},
  pages={1 - 36}
In sociology’s formative period between 1830 and 1930, evolutionary analysis organized much theorizing and research. This line of work ended abruptly in the 1920s but, over the last decades, has come back into the discipline somewhat piecemeal with the reintroduction of more sophisticated stage models of societal evolution, functional analysis, human ecological analysis, and other new lines of evolutionary inquiry outlined in this paper. Our goal is to demonstrate that revitalized paradigms of… Expand
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