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Coming to My Senses: the Autobiography of a Sociologist. (PRESENTATION COPY, SIGNED BY GEORGE ...

Coming to My Senses: the Autobiography of a Sociologist. (PRESENTATION COPY, SIGNED BY GEORGE CASPAR HOMANS TO THE HARVARD SOCIETY OF FELLOWS.)

HOMANS, George Caspar (1910-1989):

ISBN 10: 0887380018 / ISBN 13: 9780887380013
Verlag: New Brunswick & London: Transaction Books, 1984., 1984
Gebraucht Zustand: Near Fine Hardcover
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xii, 370 pp. Original cloth. Near Fine, in near fine dust jacket. Inscribed: 'To the Society of Fellows/which had so much to do with my/'Coming to My Senses'/from/The Author/16 October 1984'. 'From 1934 to 1939 he was a Junior Fellow of the newly formed Society of Fellows at Harvard, undertaking a variety of studies in various areas, including sociology, psychology and history' (Wikipedia). 'Homans came to sociology under the guidance of L. J. Henderson, and through the study of Vilfredo Pareto's Traité, during his senior year at Harvard. Untutored in -- and thus uncorrupted by -- the sociology of the day, Homans accepted Pareto's assumption that the study of society should be guided by 'the logic of the sciences.' Failing to gain a position as a poet in Harvard's newly-established Society of Fellows, Homans spent his first year out of college collaborating with C. P. Curtis on An Introduction to Pareto. With Henderson and Curtis both Senior Fellows, Homans received an appointment as a sociologist to the Society the following year' (Introduction to 1992 reprint of Homans's The Human Group). Buchnummer des Verkäufers 20250

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Titel: Coming to My Senses: the Autobiography of a ...

Verlag: New Brunswick & London: Transaction Books, 1984.

Erscheinungsdatum: 1984

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand: Near Fine

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Near Fine

Signiert: Signed by Author(s)

Auflage: 1st Edition

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-George Homans is a maverick among sociologists. He is one of those who, to use the dictionary definition of the term, take an independent stand refusing to conform to that of his (professional) group. His autobiography is of special interest, if only because among sociologists mavericks have of late become rather rare . . . [H]onest, lucid, and elegantly written memoir . . . Homans belongs to a dying breed; they do not make them any more, even at Harvard . . . We need mavericks of the Right like George Homans almost as much as we need mavericks of the Left like Thorstein Veblen and C. Wright Mills. They are the salt of the earth.- --Lewis A. Coser, Contemporary Sociology -Coming to My Senses is the 'intellectual autobiography' of the Harvard sociologist George Caspar Homans . . . The book is a charming and witty account of the education of George Homans.- --Karen S. Cook, American Journal of Sociology -Homans's book . . . tells the story that's there to be told . . . Homans embodies the accounts of his sociology in the story of his larger life.- --Charles C. Lemert, Theory and Society -Autobiographies by scientists are rare. They are even more rarely written by social scientists . . . George Homans is an exception. His eminence and impact not only on sociology but on fields beyond makes him noteworthy . . . His ability to write well-formed and lively prose makes all of this not only possible but downright pleasurable to read. Coming to My Senses is filled with wonderful vignettes; with humor, wry self-criticism, and a becoming modesty. It provides us with an insider's history of the Harvard sociology department in the postwar years and a fascinating sketch of how the son of a blue-blood family, trained to be a leading professional or businessman, took up science as his vocation and the arts as his avocation. The book well embodies the charm and grace of the man himself.- --Jeffrey C. Alexander, Theory and Society -In his wry honesty and plain speaking, his voracious curiosity and his shrewd assessments of himself and his world, he stands apart from the ordinary run of conservatives . . . [Homans'] observations are shrewd and entertaining, his cantankerous abrasiveness and candor will win the grudging admiration of many of whose whom he affects to despise. We need not agree with all of his opinions to find that the author of this entertaining book is a gentleman, a scholar, and a 'good fellow.'- --Richard Schlatter, Society "George Homans is a maverick among sociologists. He is one of those who, to use the dictionary definition of the term, take an independent stand refusing to conform to that of his (professional) group. His autobiography is of special interest, if only because among sociologists mavericks have of late become rather rare . . . [H]onest, lucid, and elegantly written memoir . . . Homans belongs to a dying breed; they do not make them any more, even at Harvard . . . We need mavericks of the Right like George Homans almost as much as we need mavericks of the Left like Thorstein Veblen and C. Wright Mills. They are the salt of the earth." --Lewis A. Coser, Contemporary Sociology "Coming to My Senses is the 'intellectual autobiography' of the Harvard sociologist George Caspar Homans . . . The book is a charming and witty account of the education of George Homans." --Karen S. Cook, American Journal of Sociology "Homans's book . . . tells the story that's there to be told . . . Homans embodies the accounts of his sociology in the story of his larger life." --Charles C. Lemert, Theory and Society "Autobiographies by scientists are rare. They are even more rarely written by social scientists . . . George Homans is an exception. His eminence and impact not only on sociology but on fields beyond makes him noteworthy . . . His ability to write well-formed and lively prose makes all of this not only possible but downright pleasurable to read. Coming to My Senses is filled with wonderful vignettes; with humor, wry self-criticism, and a becoming modesty. It provides us with an insider's history of the Harvard sociology department in the postwar years and a fascinating sketch of how the son of a blue-blood family, trained to be a leading professional or businessman, took up science as his vocation and the arts as his avocation. The book well embodies the charm and grace of the man himself." --Jeffrey C. Alexander, Theory and Society "In his wry honesty and plain speaking, his voracious curiosity and his shrewd assessments of himself and his world, he stands apart from the ordinary run of conservatives . . . [Homans'] observations are shrewd and entertaining, his cantankerous abrasiveness and candor will win the grudging admiration of many of whose whom he affects to despise. We need not agree with all of his opinions to find that the author of this entertaining book is a gentleman, a scholar, and a 'good fellow.'" --Richard Schlatter, Society

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