Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2008.
xii, 283 pages ; 24 cm
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction The postwar campaign for scientific legitimacy Quantitative methods and the institutionalization of exclusivity Social theory and the romance of American alienation Theories of mass society and the advent of a new elitism Fads, foibles, and autopsies: unwelcome publicity for diffident sociologists Pseudoscience and social engineering: American sociology's public image in the fifties The perils of popularity: public sociology and its antagonists Conclusion: the legacy of the scientific identity.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages -275) and index.