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The Reportage of Urban Culture
Robert Park and the Chicago School

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  • Date Published: June 2006
  • availability: Unavailable - out of print November 2018
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521026536

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  • In this original and convincing study, Rolf Lindner argues that the method of urban research constituting the core of the famous Chicago School of sociology is ultimately indebted to the tradition of urban reportage. However, the argument goes beyond a reconstruction of the relationship between journalism and sociology. Professor Lindner shows how the figure of the city reporter at the turn of the century represents a new way of looking at life, and reflects a transformation in American culture, from rejecting variety to embracing it.

    • Corrects conventional beliefs about the Chicago School by using extensive and far-reaching primary material
    • Reveals the connections between 'ephemeral' journalism and 'academic' sociology
    • Gives insights into the phenomenon of the metropolis and reactions to it at the turn of the century
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    "Overall, this is a very rich study of the origins of the Chicago School and of the intellectual influences on Robert Park. That he saw a sociologist as in reality a poet, committed through 'intuition and sensitivity' to dissecting the 'ossified shells of conventional thought,' suggests why this discipline still has much to contribute to the study of the urban world." Peter McGahan, Urban History Review

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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2006
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521026536
    • length: 256 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 153 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.402kg
    • contains: 6 b/w illus.
    • availability: Unavailable - out of print November 2018
  • Table of Contents

    Part I:
    1. 'News': the reporter and the new
    2. The sociologist as city editor: Robert Ezra Park
    3. Reporters in depth: a comparison of journalistic and sociological studies
    Part II:
    4. Marginality and experience
    5. 'To see life': the cultural undercurrent
    6. Uncle Sam and young Sammy: sociology between reform and report

  • Author

    Rolf Lindner, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin


    Adrian Morris


    Jeremy Gaines

    Martin Chalmers

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