By Bennett M. Berger
All scholars and students are all in favour of the human faces at the back of the impersonal rhetoric of educational disciplines. the following twenty of America's so much widespread sociologists recount the highbrow and biographical occasions that formed their careers. relations heritage, ethnicity, worry, deepest animosities, amazing selection, and infrequently undeniable success are one of the forces that mix to mildew the person abilities offered in Authors in their personal Lives. With contributions from men and women, old and young, native-born american citizens and immigrants, quantitative students and qualitative ones, this booklet offers a desirable resource for college students sociologists alike.Some of the autobiographies hold their reserve, others are profoundly revealing. Their matters diversity from adolescence, academic, and highbrow affects, to educational careerism and burnout, to the heritage of yank sociology. Authors stands by myself as a deeply own autobiographical account of up to date sociology.
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In agricultural economics. D. in history and was one of ― 32 ― the pioneers in cliometrics. ) I sought and did not get a Rhodes Scholarship myself (something I have not regretted since I dislike Oxford common room–style gamesmanship). However, a lot of my friends, and indeed about a hundred of my classmates, were going on to Harvard Law School. I recognized that intellectually I would probably find Yale Law School a more engaging locale. Yale already had a reputation for innovation and an effort to introduce the social sciences, chiefly economics.
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I was once in northern Mississippi for little more than an hour when driving east across the country alone. It was January; I was slowed up in Memphis by school buses delivering children to their homes, and when I crossed the state line a pale, late-afternoon sun shone on light snow. But everything looked as it should, and the air was full of voices—Sartoris voices and Snopes voices, the voices of Ike McAslin and Lucas Beauchamp, of Addie Bundren and Rosa Coldfield—but most of all doomed Compson voices—Benjy saying, or rather remembering since he could not speak, "Caddy smelled like trees"; Mrs.
Authors of Their Own Lives: Intellectual Autobiographies by Twenty American Sociologists by Bennett M. Berger