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October 25, 2009 1:33 PM   Subscribe

Are there books on the history of sociology (or social psycology) told through the sociologists?

I finished Bill Brysons book "A brief history of everything" a few months back and enjoyed it. Today I heard an anicdote about my first love, social psycology. It mentioned that a snide remark from Freud to Gordon Allport about Allport being a dirt fetisisht helped to speed up the movement away from Freudian psych in America. I want more! Does a book like this exist?
posted by elationfoundation to Food & Drink (2 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Craig Calhoun's edited volume, Sociology in America: A History might be what you're looking for, but I doubt it will be as witty or engaging as Bryson's book.
posted by proj at 2:51 PM on October 25, 2009

Four Sociological Traditions by Randall Collins (1994, Oxford University Press)
posted by HP LaserJet P10006 at 5:24 PM on October 25, 2009

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