Sociology's Sad Decline. (Society)
"Whatever Happened to Sociology?" by Peter L. Berger, in First Things (Oct. 2002), Institute on Religion and Public Life, 156 Fifth Ave., Ste. 400, New York, N.Y. 10010.
In 1963, Berger published a book called Invitation to Sociology. Still in print, it has attracted many students to the discipline over the decades. Alas, says the author, an emeritus professor of religion, sociology, and theology at Boston University, the picture he painted then of sociology "bears little relation to what goes on in it today. The relation is a bit like that of the Marxian utopia to what used to be called 'real existing socialism.'"
Sociology enjoyed "a sort of golden age" in the …
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Publication information: Article title: Sociology's Sad Decline. (Society). Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: The Wilson Quarterly. Volume: 27. Issue: 1 Publication date: Winter 2003. Page number: 94+. © Not available. COPYRIGHT 2003 Gale Group.
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