British Sociology’s Lost Biological Roots

A History of Futures Past

  • Chris Renwick

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction

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      Pages 1-16
  3. Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
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      Pages 19-42
  4. Part II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
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      Pages 45-69
  5. Part III

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
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      Pages 147-169
  6. Conclusion

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      Pages 170-182
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 183-240

About this book


A new and innovative account of British sociology's intellectual origins that uses previously unknown archival resources to show how the field's forgotten roots in a late nineteenth and early twentieth-century debate about biology can help us understand both its subsequent development and future potential.


biology philosophy reform society sociology

Authors and affiliations

  • Chris Renwick
    • 1
  1. 1.University of YorkUK

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