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Sociology has been taught at Princeton since at least 1895, but it did not emerge as an independent department until the mid-20th century. When academic departments were first established at Princeton in 1904, sociology was included in the Department of History, Politics, and Economics. In 1913, history and politics split off and the department became the Department of Economics and Social Institutions, which was renamed the Department of Economics and Sociology in 1954 and then the Department of Sociology and Anthropology in 1960. Finally, in 1965, anthropology became a separate department and the Department of Sociology was established in its current structure. Sociology gained immensely in popularity at Princeton throughout the 1960s and by 1970, it had the largest number of undergraduate concentrators on campus, a position it soon lost to its former partner, the History Department. In addition to the department, Sociology faculty have been involved in the Woodrow Wilson School, the Office of Population Research, and the programs on East Asia, the Near East, Russia, and African-American studies.
This collection consists of seven research reports written by faculty members in the 1960s. Research subjects include family life in modern Turkey, phrase structure grammar, econimic cooperation and the mining industry in Liberia, and antisemitism in Wetstern Europe.
Alexander Leitch's A Princeton Companion was consulted during the preparation of the Organizational History.
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- Harman, Gilbert. (Gilbert H.)
- Jaeger, Wieland W.
- Rustow, Rachel Lowe
- Seibel, Hans Dieter
- Tumin, Melvin M. (Melvin Marvin), 1919-1994
- Princeton university. Department of sociology
- Princeton University. Dept. of Economics and Social Institutions
- Princeton University. Dept. of Economics and Sociology
- Princeton University. Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology
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