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Robert Merton and British Sociology

Jennifer Platt. Robert Merton and British sociology. University of Sussex, England




Jennifer Platt (Vice-President, Publications, Executive Committee 2010-2014) has spent most of her career, from lecturer to professor, at the University of Sussex, after a first degree in English, a Chicago MA in Sociology, and a research job on the ‘Affluent Worker’ project.  Her main research interests have been in the history of sociology and its institutions, and in aspects of research method - sometimes combined as the history of research methods - and in intellectual migration and its consequences.  For the British Sociological Association she has edited its journal Sociology, acted as President, and written its official history.  In Britain she has also been a member of the national Economic and Social Research Council's Sociology and Social Administration Committee, Social Affairs Committee, and  Training Board.  For the American Sociological Association she has been President of its Section on the History of Sociology, and a member of the editorial board of the American Sociological Review.  Her long involvement with the ISA started in 1992 as Secretary and then President of the RC on the History of Sociology, then she joined the EC for 8 years (during which time she wrote the official history of ISA), and was the first Book Review Editor of International Sociology.

Mandal, Kasturi; Nadia Asheulova and Sevtlana G. Kirdina (eds.) (2014) 'Socio Economic and Technological Innovations: Mechanism and Institutions', Narosa Publishing House: New Delhi.
Matthias Gross, Rüdiger Mautz (2014) Renewable Energies. Routledge.
J. Jiménez (Ed.,with the collaboration of J. C. Escalante) (2009). Participation and Development. The Mexico of the Future. In honor to Russell L. Ackoff in his 87th Anniversary (2009) Institute of Applied Mathematics and Systems, National Autono
Willie Pearson, Jr., Lisa M. Frehill, Connie L. McNeely (Eds.) (2015). Advancing Women in Science.
K. Prpić, I. van der Weijden and N. Asheulova (Eds.) (2014). (Re)searching Scientific Careers.
R. Sooryamoorthy (2015) Transforming Science in South Africa. Development, Collaboration and Productivity. Palgrave Macmillan.
The Information Resonance in Social System
Alison G. Anderson (2014). Media, Environment and the Network Society. Palgrave Macmillan.
Saskia Sassen (2014). Expulsions: Brutality and Complexity in the Global Economy Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press/Belknap Book.
Norman Blaikie, Jan Priest (2016) Social Research Paradigms in Action
Food Consumption in the City: Practices and Patterns in Urban Asia and the Pacific
Technology Assessment in Japan and Europe
Open Science, open issues Ciência aberta, questões abertas