Sociology in Ireland: A Short History

  • Bryan Fanning
  • Andreas Hess

Part of the Sociology Transformed book series (SOTR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Bryan Fanning, Andreas Hess
    Pages 1-10
  3. Bryan Fanning, Andreas Hess
    Pages 11-27
  4. Bryan Fanning, Andreas Hess
    Pages 28-47
  5. Bryan Fanning, Andreas Hess
    Pages 48-65
  6. Bryan Fanning, Andreas Hess
    Pages 66-73
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 74-89

About this book


This book provides a short introduction to the emergence and development of sociology in Ireland until the present day. The institutionalization of the discipline came relatively late as it remained under the control of the Catholic Church. However, since the 1970s sociology has witnessed periods of considerable growth and professionalization.


Sociology Ireland history of disciplines intellectual history church future growth history history of literature Institution present society sociology tradition

Authors and affiliations

  • Bryan Fanning
    • 1
  • Andreas Hess
    • 1
  1. 1.University College DublinIreland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2015
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social Sciences Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-49701-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-45036-4
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