African American Pioneers of Sociology A Critical History

ISBN-10: 0802094058
ISBN-13: 9780802094056
Edition: 2009
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List price: $32.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Publication date: 2/7/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 394
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

In African American Pioneers of Sociology ,Pierre Saint-Arnaud examines the lasting contributions that African Americans have made to the field of sociology. Arguing that science is anything but a neutral construct, he defends the radical stances taken by early African American sociologists from accusations of intellectual infirmity by foregrounding the racist historical context of the time these influential works were produced.Examining key figures such as W.E.B. Du Bois, Edward Franklin Frazier, Charles Spurgeon Johnson, Horace Roscoe Cayton, J.G. St. Clair Drake, and Oliver Cromwell Cox, Saint-Arnaudreveals the ways in which many aspects of modern sociology emerged from these authors’ radical views on race, gender, religion, and class. Beautifully translated from its original French, African American Pioneers of Sociology is a stunning examination of the influence of African American intellectuals and an essential work for understanding the origins of sociology as a modern discipline.

Pierre Saint-Arnaud is a professor in the Department of Sociology at Universit� Laval.

Pierre Saint-Arnaud is a professor in the Department of Sociology at Universit� Laval. Peter Feldstein is a Montreal-based freelance translator who specializes in literature, politics, and the sciences.

Preface
Introduction
Anglo-American Sociology and The Race Question
From the Civil War to the First World War
Sociological Theories of Race
From Biological Racism to Cultural Racism
From Race Problem to Race Relations
The Rise of the Chicago School
Origins of a Scientific Hothouse: 1892-1914
The Parkian Era
Park's Theory of Race Relations
Alternative Positions in the Interwar Period
Park versus Warner: The Outcome of a Dispute
From the Second World War to the 1960s
The Sociopolitical Landscape
Race Relations after the War
An American Dilemma
Scholarly Reactions to Myrdal
The Genesis of African American Sociology, 1896-1964
W.E.B. Du Bois: Scientific Sociology and Exclusion
Early Works
The Philadelphia Negro
Sources of Du Bois's Innovation
The Institution Builder
Controversy and Decline
A Limited Scientific Legacy
The Sociologist in His Time
Four 'New Negroes'
The Activist as Organization Man
Theorists of the Ghetto
Innovator and Iconoclast
Edward Franklin Frazier
The Committed Intellectual
The Emergence of a Social Scientist
Toward a More Radical Approach
The Poverty and Greatness of the Black Middle Class
For a Comparative World Sociology
The Importance of Theory
Frazier's Originality
From Explanation to Comprehension
Two Sociologies, One Society
Breaking Down the Barriers: Racism in Academia
The Solace of Culture
Postface: Imagining a Different History
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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