This chapter presents and analyzes a variety of kinds of empirical evidence in support of the thesis, including typical sociology book titles, article concerns, conference meeting themes, membership numbers and concerns of sections in the American Sociological Association, the content of introductory sociology textbooks, and more. The chapter offers a series of revealing anecdotes from American sociology that expose the influence of its sacred project at work, including political biases and scandals. Extended discussion is given to the controversy over Mark Regnerus’ research on same-sex parents and outcomes on children.
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