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Prophets and Patrons

The French University and the Emergence of the Social Sciences

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ISBN 9780674283428

Publication Date: 01/01/1973

282 pages


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  • Prologue: Perspectives on the Emergence of the Social Sciences
  • Part I: Organization and Innovation in the French System of Higher Education
    • Introduction
    • 1. The French System of Higher Education: Basic Institutional Structures
    • 2. Patrons and Clusters: The Informal Structure of the French University System
  • Part II: The Institutionalization of the Social Sciences
    • Introduction
    • 3. Prophetic Precursors: Positivists, Le Playists, and Anthropologists
    • 4. The Social Statisticians
    • 5. The International Sociologists
    • 6. The Durkheimians and the University
  • Part III: Continuities and Discontinuities
    • Introduction
    • 7. French Social Science Since 1914
    • 8. Conclusion
  • Appendixes: Social Recruitment and Traditions of Research
    • Appendix I. Social Characteristics and Institutional Affiliations
    • Appendix II. Three Approaches to Research: Descriptive, Impressionistic, and Systematic
    • Appendix III. Technical Note on Content Analysis Procedures
  • Index

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