Recent writings on Robert K Merton: a Listing and some Observations

@article{Crothers2018RecentWO,
  title={Recent writings on Robert K Merton: a Listing and some Observations},
  author={Charles Crothers},
  journal={The American Sociologist},
  year={2018},
  volume={50},
  pages={121-135}
}
  • C. Crothers
  • Published 10 August 2018
  • Art
  • The American Sociologist
Death and the advent of a variety of anniversaries are occasions when a discipline reflects on the accomplishments of its members, propounded by host universities, scholarly associations, focused conferences, journals, as well as the more normal course of the unfolding of a scholar’s influence. The paper attempts to assemble Robert K Merton’s posthumous publications together with the array of works directly relating to his body of sociological work. While it might be expected that particular… 

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