Friday, March 2, 2018

"Allowances are made for sociologists."

Department of Economics,
Johns Hopkins University
     "Things wouldn't be so bad if the sacred project of American sociology were just the sacred project of American sociology.  Allowances are made for sociologists."

     Richard Spady, research professor of economics at Johns Hopkins, "Sacred sociology," a review of The sacred project of American sociology, by Christian Smith (Oxford University Press, 2014).  First things no. 281 (March 2018):  61 (61-62).  Shady continues as follows:  "The problem is that all the human sciences as practiced in our elite universities are in thrall to the sacred project that Christian Smith so clearly articulates in this slim and masterful volume".

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