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The Sociologist's Eye: Reflections on Social Life

Kai Erikson


This book is a masterful introduction to, and appreciation of, sociology as a window into our world. The culmination of a distinguished career, and a fascinating exploration into the nature of human social life, the book describes the field of sociology as a way of looking at the world rather than as a simple gathering of facts about it. It notes that sociologists look out at the same human scenes as poets, historians, economists, or any other observers of the vast social landscape spread out before them, but select different aspects of that vast panorama to focus on and attend to. The book co ... More

Keywords: sociology, social life, race, gender, human culture, social speciation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780300106671
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300106671.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kai Erikson, author
Yale University