British Sociologists and French 'Sociologues' in the Interwar Years

The Battle for Society

  • Baudry¬†Rocquin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Baudry Rocquin
    Pages 1-6
  3. Baudry Rocquin
    Pages 7-29
  4. Baudry Rocquin
    Pages 215-219
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 221-229

About this book


This book is a comparative study of the development of sociology in Britain and France between 1920 and 1940, taking a broad definition of the discipline to examine divergence across the channel in the interwar years. Rocquin charts the tension between differing schools of thought, presenting an alternative history of Europe based on cultural and intellectual struggle, and variation in theoretical visions of society - a divide that is still crucial in understanding the present situation between Continental Europe and the United Kingdom. This is a compelling addition to the history of sociology, and will be of interest to students and scholars across history, historical sociology, politics, European studies, and the sociology of knowledge.


Franco-British relations Social disintegration Intellectual struggle sociologie God-Society Rationalism Idealism

Authors and affiliations

  • Baudry¬†Rocquin
    • 1
  1. 1.University of StrasbourgStrasbourgFrance

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-10912-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-10913-4
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