Authors of Their Own Lives

Authors of Their Own Lives

Intellectual Autobiographies

Book - 1990
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All students and scholars are curious about the human faces behind the impersonal rhetoric of academic disciplines. Here twenty of America's most prominent sociologists recount the intellectual and biographical events that shaped their careers. Family history, ethnicity, fear, private animosities, extraordinary determination, and sometimes plain good fortune are among the many forces that combine to mold the individual talents presented in Authors of Their Own Lives . With contributions from women and men, young and old, native-born Americans and immigrants, quantitative scholars and qualitative ones, this book provides a fascinating source for students and professional sociologists alike.

Some of the autobiographies maintain their reserve, others are profoundly revealing. Their subjects range from childhood, educational, and intellectual influences, to academic careerism and burnout, to the history of American sociology. Authors stands alone as a deeply personal autobiographical account of contemporary sociology.
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, c1990
ISBN: 9780520065567
0520065565
9780520065550
0520065557
Call Number: 301 Au81
Characteristics: xxviii, 503 p. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Bendix, Reinhard
Berger, Bennett M.

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