Sociology in the United State1

Sociology in the United State1 - Period after World War I...

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Sociology in the United States • First period--1905-1918 – Pioneers in teaching sociology in colleges – Many early sociologists were the sons of small town ministers – They looked at social problems – Urbanism was seen as a source of problems – Were conservative and sought social reform – American Sociological Association est. 1905 Sociology in the United States • Second era--1918-1935
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Unformatted text preview: Period after World War I left people disillusioned Sociologists began to use the scientific method Wanted sociology to be value-free--study what is there without being judgmental Sociology in the United States Third period--1935-54 Sociologists began to integrate theory, research, and application Sociologists became more professionalized Encouraged the use of basic research...
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