Science, politics, and moral activism: Sorokin's integralism reconsidered
Journal/Book: J Hist Behav Sci. 1999; 35: 605 Third Ave, New York, NY 10158-0012, USA. John Wiley & Sons Inc. 139-155.
Abstract: This paper uses previously untranslated excerpts from P. A. Sorokin's revolutionary journalism to reexamine the relationship between his scientific and nonscientific activities. Columns written in 1917 for the political daily Volya Naroda (The People's Will) provide insight into Sorokin's early Russian period and also prefigure the later synthesis that he called Integralism. This article explains Sorokin's competing commitments to science and reformism in terms of the Russian intelligentsia's social role and concludes that Sorokin in America remained a more Russian figure than has been generally recognized.
Note: Article Nichols LT, W Virginia Univ, Dept Sociol & Anthropol, POB 6326, Morgantown,WV 26506 USA