What Has Sociology Achieved?

  • Christopher G. A. Bryant
  • Henk A. Becker

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Christopher G. A. Bryant, Henk A. Becker
    Pages 1-7
  3. Martin Bulmer
    Pages 117-142
  4. Nicholas C. Mullins
    Pages 143-156
  5. John Eldridge
    Pages 157-178
  6. Philippe Bernoux
    Pages 179-203
  7. Leo Laeyendecker
    Pages 221-237
  8. Wil A. Arts, Henk A. Becker
    Pages 238-247
  9. Henk A. Becker, Christopher G. A. Bryant
    Pages 248-258
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 259-270

About this book


In an age when continued financial and other support for teaching and research in sociology cannot be taken for granted, sociologists have been surprisingly slow to provide a clear statement of the achievements of sociology in the western world since 1950. What Has Sociology Achieved? does this by assembling twelve essays specially commissioned from distinguished authors, to which the editors add an introduction setting out the issues and a concluding chapter which draws together recurrent themes.


Institution sociological theory sociology

Editors and affiliations

  • Christopher G. A. Bryant
    • 1
  • Henk A. Becker
    • 2
  1. 1.University of SalfordUK
  2. 2.Rijksuniversiteit te UtrechtNetherlands

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