Sociology at the London School of Economics and Political Science, 1904–2015

Sound and Fury

Authors: Husbands, Christopher T.

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  • Provides an assessment of student culture and of the attitudes and political orientations of LSE Sociology students over the years
  • Analyses the history and of the content of all articles of the LSE Sociology journal, the British Journal of Sociology, from its origin in 1950 to 2014
  • Proffers a revisionist assessment of the reputation and influence of LSE Sociology on the general development of sociology in the UK
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This book provides an original overall account of the history of sociology at the London School of Economics and Political Science, where the first sociology course as part of a conventional university degree programme in the UK was taught. Thus, the book is unique in its contribution to an important part of the history and development of sociology in the UK.

The chapters discuss the names that – at least until the post-war period – are identified as central to the early phase of British sociology. Husbands documents the impact and influence of these leading figures through material in numerous previously little-used archives. Also explored are the culture of LSE Sociology students, their attitudes, political orientations, and academic attainments. The reputation and influence of LSE Sociology on the general development of the subject in the UK are also assessed. The book will be of interest to sociology students and scholars wanting to know about the discipline’s history, as well as to those with a broader interest in higher education policy.

 

About the authors

Christopher T. Husbands is Emeritus Reader in Sociology, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK. 

 

Reviews

“This extremely valuable monograph is an important contribution to the history of British sociology, and the social sciences more generally. Covering a number of intersecting themes, it will be a standard and important reference source for the history of the LSE.” (John Scott, Visiting Professor of Sociology, Essex University, UK)

“This well-researched account of sociology at the LSE, both scholarly and highly readable, is a necessary book in the growing history of sociology.” (John Holmwood, Professor of Sociology, University of Nottingham, UK)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Early Sociology and the State of ‘Sociology’ in Britain in the Early Twentieth Century

    Husbands, Christopher T.

    Pages 1-39

  • Staff and Teaching in Sociology at LSE: The First Half-Century

    Husbands, Christopher T.

    Pages 41-83

  • The Department’s Mid-Century Personalities and Their Role in Shaping LSE Sociology: Ginsberg, MacRae, and Glass

    Husbands, Christopher T.

    Pages 85-114

  • Staff and Teaching in Sociology at LSE, 1950–: The Short Half-Century

    Husbands, Christopher T.

    Pages 115-171

  • Four Horsemen of a Sociological Apocalypse: Episodes of Dysfunction

    Husbands, Christopher T.

    Pages 173-222

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eBook $69.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-89450-8
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $89.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-89449-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sociology at the London School of Economics and Political Science, 1904–2015
Book Subtitle
Sound and Fury
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-89450-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-89450-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-89449-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXIII, 434
Number of Illustrations
8 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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