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Timeline

 

Journals

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY
AMERICAN MAGAZINE
AMERICAN MERCURY
AMERICAN SOCIOLOGICAL REVIEW
CHILD AND FAMILY
CHOATE SCHOOL
CHRISTIANITY TODAY
FREE PRESS OF GLENCOE

Philosophy of History

Major Fields of Sorokin's Philosophy of History


(1) The idea of cultural integration;
(2) The theory of social and cultural change;
(3) The identification of three cultural supersystems or ways of life through which, or around which, cultures are integrated;
(4) The idea of the alteration of these three ways of life with each other with the passage of time and the explana¬tion of this process; and,
(5) Sorokin's conception of the relations between types of culture and types of personality.

On Method

Integralist Method 

Social Change

Writings on Social Change  

An outstanding trait or characteristic of importance in Sorokin's work is its concentration on social change after his arrival in America. He devoted most of his time to social change or "dynamics" as he calls it. He sought to find out what social change meant, why it has occurred, what it did to the person and the societies, and what were the eventual destinations of persons and societies in the new forms.

Publications about Sorokin

The following items are available online:

IV. B. 5 (01).  "Sorokin Plans Temptations for "Ideal" Entrance Exam." Harvard Crimson.

IV. B. 5 (02). "No Insult to Movies Intended".

IV. B. 5 (03). "Sorokin Maps a School to Train Temptation."

Clippings

The following files from section IV. Clippings about Sorokin and His Theories have been digitized and are available (additions will be added over time):

IV. A. 8. The Russian Revolution and Russia Today and Her Future.

Associations

Search digitized correspondence by association 

In order to assist with your search, the following is a list of associations Sorokin corresponded with: 

Individuals

 

The following archival records have been digitized and are available online: 

Books

The following is a partial bibliography of books by Pitirim Sorokin. Titles in bold represent the University of Saskatchewan Special Collections holdings: 

 

Prestuplenie i kara, podvig i nagrada: Sotsiologicheskij etyud ob osnovnykh formakh obschestvennogo povedeniya i morali.(Crime and Punishment: Service and Reward) 1914, St. Petersburg: isdatelstvo Dolbysheva, (was issued in 1913).

L. N. Tolstoi, kak filosof (Leo Tolstoi as a Philosopher). Moscow: isdatelstvo Posrednik, 1915.

“Pitirim Alexandrovich Sorokin: a giant of 20th century sociological thought" Robert K. Merton