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Modernising British Sociology: The Rise of the Social Survey

  • Baudry Rocquin
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Abstract

The most important contribution of interwar British sociologists to the world discipline stemmed from their introduction of the social survey as a modern discipline. What was a long-established tradition in the country became a tool to foster the sociological imagination, the involvement of the surveyed population and public sociology in the interwar new science. All the post-WWII developments of sociology in America stemmed from the interwar British social survey which greatly modernised the discipline avant la lettre—and much before France.

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  • Baudry Rocquin
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  1. 1.University of StrasbourgStrasbourgFrance

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