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The Disobedient Generation: Social Theorists in the Sixties (Hardback)
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The Disobedient Generation: Social Theorists in the Sixties (Hardback)

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Hardback 336 Pages / Published: 20/01/2006
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The late 1960s are remembered today as the last time wholesale social upheaval shook Europe and the United States. College students during that tumultuous period - epitomized by the events of May 1968 - were as permanently marked in their worldviews as their parents had been by the depression and World War II. Sociology was at the center of these events, and it changed decisively because of them. "The Disobedient Generation" collects newly written autobiographies by an international cross-section of well-known sociologists, all of them "children of the '60s." It illuminates the human experience of living through that decade as apprentice scholars and activists, encountering the issues of class, race, the establishment, the decline of traditional religion, feminism, war, and the sexual revolution. In each case the interlinked crises of young adulthood, rapid change, and nascent professional careers shaped this generation's private and public selves. This is an intensely personal collective portrait of a generation in a time of struggle.

Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226756240
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 606 g
Dimensions: 234 x 180 x 26 mm


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""The Disobedient""Generation "is a tremendously engaging volume that collects intellectual and in some cases political autobiographies of a generation of some of the best contemporary social theorists who came of age roughly in 1968 and went on to be distinguished in the field of sociology. The text is in itself an interesting sociological work, exploring how those individuals who lived through the experiences of the '60s came to seek a career in sociology and how their formative '60s experiences influenced them during their academic lives. Many people within the field and even those outside of it will find this collection fascinating."--;br>




--Douglas Kellner"Douglas Kellner" (09/01/2005)
""The Disobedient Generation" provides a very compelling portrait of the lives of a diverse stratum of leading sociologists who were coming of age in the late sixties. These original essays explore how the experiences of that unique era helped shaped these academics' lives, careers, and theoretical work--work that still bears the '60s imprint in one way or another. As such, it also offers a fascinating chronicle of a period of change in sociology and in the wider society as well."--;br>






--Robert J. Antonio"Robert J. Antonio" (09/01/2005)
"The Disobedient""Generation "is a tremendously engaging volume that collects intellectual and in some cases political autobiographies of a generation of some of the best contemporary social theorists who came of age roughly in 1968 and went on to be distinguished in the field of sociology. The text is in itself an interesting sociological work, exploring how those individuals who lived through the experiences of the 60s came to seek a career in sociology and how their formative 60s experiences influenced them during their academic lives. Many people within the field and even those outside of it will find this collection fascinating. --;br>


--Douglas Kellner"Douglas Kellner" (09/01/2005)"


"The Disobedient Generation" provides a very compelling portrait of the lives of a diverse stratum of leading sociologists who were coming of age in the late sixties. These original essays explore how the experiences of that unique era helped shaped these academics lives, careers, and theoreticalwork work that still bears the 60s imprint in one way or another. As such, it also offers a fascinating chronicle of a period of change in sociology and in the wider society as well. --;br>


--Robert J. Antonio"Robert J. Antonio" (09/01/2005)"


"The DisobedientGeneration is a tremendously engaging volume that collects intellectual and in some cases political autobiographies of a generation of some of the best contemporary social theorists who came of age roughly in 1968 and went on to be distinguished in the field of sociology. The text is in itself an interesting sociological work, exploring how those individuals who lived through the experiences of the '60s came to seek a career in sociology and how their formative '60s experiences influenced them during their academic lives. Many people within the field and even those outside of it will find this collection fascinating."--;br>

--Douglas Kellner"Douglas Kellner" (09/01/2005)


"The Disobedient Generation provides a very compelling portrait of the lives of a diverse stratum of leading sociologists who were coming of age in the late sixties. These original essays explore how the experiences of that unique era helped shaped these academics' lives, careers, and theoretical work--work that still bears the '60s imprint in one way or another. As such, it also offers a fascinating chronicle of a period of change in sociology and in the wider society as well."--;br>

--Robert J. Antonio"Robert J. Antonio" (09/01/2005)


"An interesting addition . .. to the small body biographical and autobiographical material on sociologists. . . . By showing how the content of sociology writing relates to career experiences and trajectories . . . social theory is made to come alive and the tacit knowledge circulating amongst producers is made explicit."--Charles Crothers, Human Studies--Charles Crothers "Human Studies "

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