The “Bellah Affair” at Princeton

  title={The “Bellah Affair” at Princeton},
  author={M. Bortolini},
  journal={The American Sociologist},
  • M. Bortolini
  • Published 2011
  • Sociology
  • The American Sociologist
  • The so-called “Bellah affair at Princeton” began in March 1973 when a harsh but nonetheless ordinary academic fight over the appointment of Robert N. Bellah as a permanent member of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton found its way to the wider public sphere. Using published and unpublished evidence, the paper shows how two different interpretations of academic freedom were put forward by Bellah’s supporters and opponents, and how the sociological profession understood the episode as… CONTINUE READING
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