The Professors

A. H. Halsey

in A History of Sociology in Britain

Published in print March 2004 | ISBN: 9780199266609
Published online April 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780191601019 | DOI:
The Professors

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The aim of this chapter is to look at the British sociological professoriate, describing its changing composition as it expanded, its career patterns, productivity, attitudes towards teaching and research, and exits. The professors are divided into four cohorts by birth (up to 1930, 1931–44, 1945–49 and 1950 +). The details of the survey on which our description is based are in Appendix 1 below. Trends in national origin, religion, type of education, qualifications, publications, preference for research, political outlook, view of decline of sociology, attitudes to career, and comparison with alternative careers are tabulated.

Keywords: class of degree; Oxbridge; political outlook; publications; quality of teaching; research orientation; student quality; vice‐chancellorship

Chapter.  7991 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: UK Politics

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