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On Work, Race, and the Sociological Imagination

The writings in this volume highlight Hughes’s contributions to the sociology of work and professions; race and ethnicity; and the central themes and methods of the discipline. Hughes was the first sociologist to pay sustained attention to occupations as a field for study and wrote frequently and searchingly about them. Several of the essays in this collection helped orient the first generation of Black sociologists, including Franklin Frazier, St. Clair Drake, and Horace Cayton.

218 pages | 3 line drawings, 1 table | 6 x 9 | © 1994

Heritage of Sociology Series

Black Studies

Sociology: General Sociology

Table of Contents

Lewis A. Coser
1: The Study of Occupations
2: Professions
3: Social Role and the Division of Labor
4: Work and Self
5: The Humble and the Proud: The Comparative Study of Occupations
6: Mistakes at Work
7: The Study of Ethnic Relations
8: Queries Concerning Industry and Society Growing Out of Study of Ethnic Relations in Industry
9: Race Relations in Industry
10: The Knitting of Racial Groups in Industry
11: Institutional Office and the Person
12: Dilemmas and Contradictions of Status
13: The Improper Study of Man
14: Social Change and Status Protest
15: Good People and Dirty Work
16: Bastard Institutions
17: The Gleichschaltung of the German Statistical Yearbook

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