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Finding Aid

The Univeristy of Saskatchewan Special Collections finding aid for the Sorokin Collection can be viewed in full here.

Credits

Curator, web design/editor: Craig Harkema

Visiting Researcher (January-May, 2008): Dr. Pavel Krotov

 

We gratefully acknowledge the generous financial support of Dr. Sergei Sorokin.

A special thanks to Doug Macdonald and Alicia Hanwell for IT support.

 

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The Pitirim A.  Sorokin Collection is housed in the Special Collections Department at the University of Saskatchewan:

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.

Sorokin Lectures

The Sorokin Lecture Series began in 1968 and has continued on an annual basis ever since. The Univesity of Saskatchewan published a number of these talks and the following are available online:

 

VI. D. 4. Sorokin, E. "My Life with Pitirim Sorokin". March 12, 1974. 

The Sorokin Collection

Welcome to the Pitirim A. Sorokin Collection at the University of Saskatchewan Special Collections.    

 

Pitirim A. Sorokin

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.

Sorokin in Review

The following is a semi-complete list of further research materials not available at the University of Saskatchewan's holdings.

Finding Aid

The Univeristy of Saskatchewan Special Collections finding aid for the Sorokin Collection can be viewed in full here.

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