These essays are based upon papers read at a conference held at the University of Edinburgh, 8th-10th April, 1959. The holding of the conference was originally proposed by the Scottish Branch of the British Sociological Association; the arrangements committee consisted of Sir Hector Hetherington ( Chairman), James Drever ( Vice- Chairman), S. A. Barnett, Tom Burns, H. G. Callan, John Highet, A. L. Macfie, D. M. Mackinnon, A. D. Ritchie, S. A. Sklaroff, C. H. Waddington, W. P. D. Wightman and Michael Banton ( Secretary).
Thanks are due to Ernest Benn Limited for permission to reproduce an extract from The Place of Prejudice in Modern Civilisation, by Sir Arthur Keith; and to Oliver & Boyd Limited in respect of Scottish Democracy, 1815-1840, by L. J. Saunders.
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Publication information: Book title: Darwinism and the Study of Society:A Centenary Symposium. Contributors: Michael Banton - Editor. Publisher: Tavistock Publications. Place of publication: London. Publication year: 1961. Page number: vii.
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