A Long Prehistory: Up to 1960

  • Charles Crothers
Part of the Sociology Transformed book series (SOTR)


The scatter of early sociology-related projects are plotted and related to the overall state of the NZ intellectual climate at various times. The earliest studies were either high-level or completely empiricist and statistical, but gradually theoretically developed projects appeared with empirical support, including fieldwork, as the research infrastructure developed to provide more extensive opportunities. Several ‘pre-sociology’ projects were iconic for the later development of sociology.


Prehistory of sociology NZ Community studies Social statistics 


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  • Charles Crothers
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  1. 1.School of Social SciencesAuckland University of TechnologyAucklandNew Zealand

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