Journals Higher Education



Published: 12 October 1989

352 Pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195058468

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A New Science

The Breakdown of Connections and the Birth of Sociology

Bruce Mazlish

In this book Mazlish examines the historical origins of sociology, especially in terms of its relationship to the humanities and economics. He looks closely at how what he terms the "cash nexus"--the omnipresent substitution of money for personal relations--was perceived as changing the nature of human relations in the 19th century and led to the development of sociology as a means of dealing with this condition.


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