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British Sociology Seen from Without and Within

A H Halsey and W G Runciman

Abstract

These eleven chapters look at sociology in Britain from a number of intriguing perspectives. How important is it for British sociologists to be aware of the historical development of their subject in this country? How is British sociology seen by British scholars working in related fields, such as social history, social anthropology and demography? And how are British sociologists perceived by their colleagues working abroad, in particular in continental Europe? A concluding chapter by the President of the British Sociological Association identifies the recurring themes in these reflections.

Keywords: British sociology, historical development, social history, social anthropology, demography, European sociology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780197263426
Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197263426.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

A H Halsey, editor
Emeritus Professor of Social and Administrative Studies, University of Oxford; Fellow of the British Academy

W G Runciman, editor
Senior Research Fellow, University of Cambridge; President of the British Academy