Sociology in France after 1945

  • Philippe Masson
  • Cherry Schrecker

Part of the Sociology Transformed book series (SOTR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Philippe Masson, Cherry Schrecker
    Pages 1-6
  3. Philippe Masson, Cherry Schrecker
    Pages 7-24
  4. Philippe Masson, Cherry Schrecker
    Pages 25-41
  5. Philippe Masson, Cherry Schrecker
    Pages 57-73
  6. Philippe Masson, Cherry Schrecker
    Pages 74-78
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 79-91

About this book


Tracing the evolution of French sociology from the early twentieth century to the present day, this insightful book brings to the fore the renowned origins but relatively slow development of the discipline in France. Divided into four chronological sections it focuses on the social changes and institutional transformations that have impacted on the history of sociology in France as it relates to both higher education and research. In doing so, it draws attention to three major features of French sociology: the imbalance between theory and method caused by its philosophical roots, the difficulty of locating it in relation to other disciplines, and the close links between sociology and political thought and action.


Sociology France philosophy politics First World War Vichy Durkheimian school Centre d'Etudes Sociologiques universities institutional development evolution Institution sociology university

Authors and affiliations

  • Philippe Masson
    • 1
  • Cherry Schrecker
    • 2
  1. 1.University of NantesFrance
  2. 2.University of LorraineFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, London
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-45053-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-45054-8
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