Pitirim A. Sorokin: An Intellectual Biography

@inproceedings{Johnston1996PitirimAS,
  title={Pitirim A. Sorokin: An Intellectual Biography},
  author={Barry V. Johnston},
  year={1996}
}
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 Olympian heights of Harvard University provides an unlikely and fascinating lens for examining the history of an entire discipline. And, as Barry Johnston shows, his equally dramatic fall from favor and unexpected resurrection illuminate both Sorokin's life and the tempestuous world of academic politics… 
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