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A History of Sociology in BritainScience, Literature, and Society$
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A. H. Halsey

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780199266609

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2004

DOI: 10.1093/0199266603.001.0001

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Celebrated Sociologists

Celebrated Sociologists

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(p.168) 9 Celebrated Sociologists
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A History of Sociology in Britain
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A. H. Halsey

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0199266603.003.0010

Who among their British and foreign colleagues are held by the professors of sociology in Britain in the highest esteem either as teachers (‘mentors’) or the most notable contributors (‘models’) to the subject in the twentieth century? The answers are based on a professorial survey (see Ch. 8 and Appendix 1) and on a citation analysis of the three main British journals of sociology (BJS, Sociology, and Sociological Review).

The leading ‘mentors’ in the twentieth century have been British. The leading ‘models’ have been German, French, or American. Among the Britons only Anthony Giddens offers a serious challenge to these foreign luminaries.

Keywords:   British Journal of Sociology, citation analysis, empirical research, mentors, models, social theory, Sociological Review, sociology

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