Click here to download

Ernest Watson Burgess, the Man of Chicago
Journal Title: SOCIOLOGIA E RICERCA SOCIALE  
Author/s: Raffaele Rauty 
Year:  2014 Issue: 103 Language: Italian 
Pages:  22 Pg. 18-39 FullText PDF:  105 KB
DOI:  10.3280/SR2014-103002
(DOI is like a bar code for intellectual property: to have more infomation:  clicca qui   and here 


Ernest Watson Burgess is mostly known as the man of «urban growth» or as the co-author, with Robert Park, of The Introduction to the Science of Sociology. However, his theoretical approach was also connected to issues of parole violation, juvenile delinquency and, significantly, to the debate on methods of research. Burgess, who directed several surveys and had a strong proclivity for case studies and firsthand data, combined his inclination with a strong flexibility in the use of research methods, which emphasized the value of the statistical approach in a positive relationship with William Ogburn, main member of the department of quantitative methods.

  1. J. Addams (1909), The Spirit of Youth and the City Streets, New York, The Mac Millan Company.
  2. N. Anderson (1923), The Hobo. Sociology of the Homeless Man, Chicago, University of Chicago Press.
  3. R.C. Bannister (1987), Sociology and Scientism. The American Quet for Objectivity, 1880-1940, Chapel Hill, The University of North Carolina.
  4. H. Blumer (1967), «Ernest Watson Burgess 1886-1966», American Sociologist, 2, pp. 103-4.
  5. D.J. Bogue (1974), Introduction, in D.J. Bogue (ed.), The Basic Writings of Ernest W. Burgess, Chicago, The University Chicago Press.
  6. Bulletin (The) of the Society for Social Research (1930), University of Chicago, Regenstein Library, Special Collections.
  7. M. Bulmer (1981), Quantification and Chicago Social Science in the 1920s: A Neglected tradition, Journal of the History of the behavioral sciences, 17, Iuly, pp. 289-306.
  8. M. Bulmer (1984), The Chicago School of Sociology. Institutionalization, Diversity, and the Rise of Sociological Research, Chicago, University of Chicago Press.
  9. M. Bulmer (1992), The Growth of Applied Sociology after 1945: The Prewar Establishment of the Postwar Infrastructure, in T.C. Hallyday, M. Janowitz M. (eds.), Sociology and its Publics The Forms and Fates of Disciplinary Organization, Chicago, University of Chicago Press.
  10. M. Bulmer (1997), W.I. Thomas and R.E. Park: Conceptualizing, Theorizing and Investigating Social Processes, in Camic C. (ed,), Reclaming the Sociological Classics. The State of Scholarship, Malden, MA, Blackwell.
  11. E.W. Burgess (1913), Belleville Social Survey, Lawrence, University of Kansas.
  12. E.W. Burgess (1916a), «The Social Survey. A Field for Constructive Service by Departments of Sociology», American Journal of Sociology, 21, pp. 492-500.
  13. E.W. Burgess (1916b), The Functions of Socialization in Social Evolution, Chicago, University of Chicago Press.
  14. E.W. Burgess (1916c), «Juvenile Delinquency in a Small City», Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, 6, pp. 724-8.
  15. E.W. Burgess (1923), «The Study of Delinquent as a Person», American Journal of Sociology, 28, pp. 657-80.
  16. E.W. Burgess (1925), The Growth of the City: An Introduction to a Research Project, in Park, Burgess, McKenzie (eds.) (1925).
  17. E.W. Burgess (1926), Preface, in E.W. Burgess (ed.), The Urban Community, Chicago, University of Chicago Press.
  18. E.W. Burgess (1927), «Statistics and Case Studies as Methods of Sociological Research», Sociology and Social Research, 12, pp. 103-20.
  19. E.W. Burgess (1928), «What Social Case Record should contain to be useful for Sociological Interpretations», Social Forces, 6, 4, pp. 524-32.
  20. E.W. Burgess (1929a), Basic Social Data, in T.V. Smith, L.D. White (eds.), Chicago. An Experiment in Social Science Research, Chicago, University of Chicago Press.
  21. E.W. Burgess (1929b), «Is Prediction Feasible in Social Work?», Social Forces, 7, pp. 533-45.
  22. E.W. Burgess (1930a), «The New Community and its Future», Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 149, I: The Second Industrial Revolution and Its Significance, pp. 157-64.
  23. E.W. Burgess (1930b), «The Value of Sociological Community Studies to the Work of Social Agencies», Social Forces, 8, pp. 481-91. E.W. Burgess (1932), «Frank Wilson Blackmar: Pioneer Sociologist», Sociology and Social Research, 16, pp. 322-5.
  24. E.W. Burgess (1935), The Family in the Urban Community. Enclosure with Letter dated 2.12.1935, requesting funding from Social Science Research Committee, University of Chicago,
  25. Regenstein Library, Special Collections, Ogburn Papers, Box 31 (cit. in Harvey, 1987).
  26. E.W. Burgess (1936), «Protecting the Public by Parole and by Parole Prediction», Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, 27, pp. 491-502.
  27. E.W. Burgess (1939), «The Influence of Sigmund Freud upon Sociology in the United States», American Journal of Sociology, 45, pp. 356-74.
  28. E.W. Burgess (1941a), «George Edgar Vincent: 1864-1941», American Journal of Sociology, 46, p. 887.
  29. E.W. Burgess (1941b), Social Science Research Committee Request for Research Support to Rockefeller Foundation, 11/3/1941 University of Chicago, Regenstein Library, Special
  30. Collections, Burgess Papers, Box 3, File 3 (cit. in Harvey, 1987).
  31. E.W. Burgess (1943), «Delinquency or Recreation», National Probation Association Yearbook, pp. 138-148.
  32. E.W. Burgess (1944), «In memoriam: Robert E. Park», American Journal of Sociology, 49, p. 478.
  33. E.W. Burgess (1947), «The Family and Sociological Theory», Social Forces, 26, pp. 1-6.
  34. E.W. Burgess (1948), «William I. Thomas as a Teacher», Sociology and Social Research, 32, pp. 760-64.
  35. E.W. Burgess (1952), «Louis Wirth, 1897-1952», American Sociological Review, 17, p. 499.
  36. E.W. Burgess (1953), «The Aims of the Society for the Study of Social Problems», Social Problems, 1, pp. 2-3.
  37. E.W. Burgess (1954), «Values and Sociological Research», Social Problems, 2, pp. 16-20.
  38. E.W. Burgess (1955), «Our Dynamic Society and Sociological Research», Midwest Sociology, pp. 3-7.
  39. E.W. Burgess, N. Berman (1937), «Development of Criminological Research in Soviet Union », American Sociological Review, 2, pp. 213-22.
  40. E.W. Burgess, H. Blumer (1935), The Human Side of Social Planning, American Sociological Society, Chicago.
  41. E.W. Burgess, D.J. Bogue (1964), Research in Urban Society: A Long View, in E.W. Burgess, D.J. Bogue (eds.), Contributions to Urban Sociology, Chicago, University of Chicago Press.
  42. E.W. Burgess, A.W. Bruce, A.J. Harno (1928), The Workings of the Indeterminate Sentence Law and the Parole System in Illinois. A report to Honorable H.G Clabaugh, Chairman of Board of Parole, Chicago, Association for Criminal Justice.
  43. E.W. Burgess, E.A. Carter, C.H. Faust (1956), «Charles Spurgeon Johnson: Social Scientist, Editor and Educational Statesman», Phylon, 17, pp. 317-25.
  44. E.W. Burgess, L. Cottrell (1939), Predicting Success or Failure in Marriage, New Jersey, Prentice Hall.
  45. E.W. Burgess, C. Newcomb (eds.) (1931), Census Data of the City of Chicago 1920, Chicago, University of Chicago Press.
  46. E.W. Burgess, C. Newcomb (eds.) (1933), Census Data of the City of Chicago 1930, Chicago, University of Chicago Press.
  47. C. Calhoun (ed.) (2007), Sociology in America. A History, Chicago, University of Chicago Press.
  48. T. Carey (1975), Sociology and Public Affairs. The Chicago School of Sociology, Chicago, University of Chicago Press.
  49. R.S. Cavan (1928), Suicide, Chicago, University of Chicago Press. L.S. Cottrell jr. (1980), George Herbert Mead: The Legacy of Social Behaviorism, in R.K.
  50. Merton, M. White Riley (eds.), Sociological Traditions from Generation to Generation, Norwood, NJ, Ablex.
  51. L.S. Cottrell, A. Hunter, J.F. Short jr. (eds.) (1973), Ernest W. Burgess. On Community Family and Delinquency, Chicago, University of Chicago Press.
  52. P. G. Cressey (1932), The Taxi Dance Hall, Chicago, University of Chicago Press.
  53. A. Davis (1985), Spearheads for Reform. The Social Settlements & the Progressive Movement, 1890 to 1914, New Brunswick , NJ., Rutgers University Press.
  54. S.J. Diner (ed.) (1998), A Very Different Age. Americans of the Progressive Era, New York, Hill and Wang.
  55. W.E.B. Du Bois (1899), The Philadelphia Negro. A Social Study, New York, Schocken Books.
  56. R.E.L. Faris (1944), «Robert E. Park, 1864-1944», American Sociological Review, 9, pp. 322-5.
  57. R.E.L. Faris (1967), Chicago Sociology. 1920-1932, Chicago, University of Chicago Press.
  58. V. Getis (2000), The Juvenile Court and the Progressives, Urbana, University of Illinois Press.
  59. N. Goldman (1973), Biographical Sketch, in Cottrell, Hunter e Short (eds.) (1973).
  60. L.L. Gould (ed.) (1974), The Progressive Era, Syracuse, NY, Syracuse University Press.
  61. M. Hammersley (1989), The Dilemma of Qualitative methods. Herbert Blumer and the Chicago Tradition, New York, Routledge.
  62. L. Harvey (1987), Myths of the Chicago School of Sociology, Adelshot, GB, Avebury.
  63. R.Hinkle, G. Hinkle (1954), The Development of Modern Sociology, New York, Random House.
  64. E. Hughes et al. (1967), Ernest Watson Burgess: 1886-1966, Four Talks Given at a Memorial Service, Chicago, University Chicago Press.
  65. R. Hutchins (1936), No Friendly Voice, Chicago, University of Chicago Press.
  66. M. Janowitz (ed.) (1966), W.I. Thomas. On Social Organization and Social Personality, Chicago, University of Chicago Press.
  67. M. Janowitz (1973), Introduction to Section Methodology and Social Values, in Cottrell, Hunter e Short (eds.) (1973).
  68. P.U. Kellogg (ed.) (1914), Wage, Earning Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh Survey, New York, Russell Sage Foundation.
  69. D.J. Langum (1994), Crossing over the Line: Legislating Morality and the Mann Act, Chicago, University of Chicago Press.
  70. D.N. Levine, E.B. Carter, E. Miller Gorman (eds.) (1976), «Simmel’s Influence on American Sociology», American Journal of Sociology, I, LXXXI, 4, pp. 813-45; II, LXXXI, 5, pp. 1112-32.
  71. F.B.Lindstrom, R.A. Hardert, L.L. Johnson L.L. (eds.) (1995), Kimball Young on Sociology in Transition 1912-1968, New York, University Press of America.
  72. L.P. Lochner (1911), The Cosmopolitan Club Movement, in G. Spiller (ed.), Papers on Inter-racial Problems, communicated to the first Universal Racial congress held at the University of London, July 26-29 1011, London, P.S. King & Sons.
  73. L.P. Lochner (1912), «The Cosmopolitan Club Movement», International Conciliation, 61, pp. 3-14.
  74. G.A. Lundberg (1929), Social Research: A Study in Methods of Gathering Data, New York, Longsman.
  75. G.A. Lundberg (1961), «Quantitative Methods in Sociology: 1920-1960», Social Forces, XXXIX, 1, May, pp. 19-24.
  76. A,M. Mac Lean (1899), «Two Weeks in a Department Store», American Journal of Sociology, IV, 6, pp. 721-41.
  77. P. Manning (2005), Freud & American Sociology, Malden, MA, Polity Press. F.H Matthews. (1977), Quest for an American Sociology: Robert E. Park and the Chicago School, Montreal, McGill-Queen’s University Press.
  78. W.C. Mitchell (1925), «Quantitative Analysis in Economic Theory», The American Economic Review, 15, pp. 1-12.
  79. A. Oberschall (1972), The Institutionalization of American Sociology, in Idem, The Establishment of Empirical Sociology; Studies in Continuity, New York, Harper & Row.
  80. W.F. Ogburn (1922), Social Change with Respect to Cultural and Original Nature, New York, B.W. Huebsch.
  81. W.F. Ogburn (1932), «Statistics and Art», Journal of the American Statistical Association, 27, pp. 1-8.
  82. V. Palmer (1928), Field Studies in Sociology, Chicago, University of Chicago Press.
  83. R.E. Park (1913), «Negro Home Life and Standards of Living», Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 49, pp.147-163.
  84. R.E. Park (1914a), «Racial Assimilation in Secondary Groups with Particular Reference to Negro», American Journal of Sociology, 19, pp. 606-23.
  85. R.E. Park (1914b), «Racial Assimilation in Secondary Groups», Publications of the American Sociological Society, 8, pp. 66-83.
  86. R.E. Park (1973), «Life History», in P.J. Baker (ed.), «The Life Histories of W. I. Thomas and Robert E. Park», American Journal of Sociology, 79, 2, pp. 243-60.
  87. R.E. Park, E.W.Burgess (1921), Introduction to the Science of Sociology, Chicago, University of Chicago Press.
  88. R.E. Park, E.W.Burgess, R. McKenzie (1925), The City, Chicago, University of Chicago Press.
  89. President’s Committee on Social Trends (ed. by W.G. Ogburn) (1933), Recent Social Trends in the United States, New York, McGraw-Hill Book Co., II voll.
  90. R. Rauty (1997), William I. Thomas e l’immigrazione in America, in W.I. Thomas, Gli immigrati e l’America. Tra il vecchio mondo e il nuovo, Roma, Donzelli.
  91. W.I. Thomas (1921), Old World Traits Transplanted, New York, Henry Holt.
  92. Residents of Hull House (1895), Hull House Maps and Papers, A Presentation of Nationalities and Wages in a Congested District of Chicago, Together with Comments and Essays on Problems Growing Out of the Social Conditions, New York, T.Y. Crowell.
  93. S.A. Rice (1931), Behavior Alternatives as Statistical Data in Studies by William F. Ogburn and Ernest W. Burgess, in S.A. Rice (ed.), Methods in Social Science. A Case Book, Chicago, University of Chicago Press.
  94. J. Riis (1890), How the Other Half Lives. Studies among the Tenements of New York, New York, Charles Scribner’s Sons.
  95. A.M. Rose (1955), «The Contributions of Ernest W. Burgess to Sociology», The Midwest Sociology, XVII, 1, pp. 7-13.
  96. D. Ross (1979), The Development of the Social Sciences, in A. Oleson, J. Voss (eds.), The Organization of Knowledge in Modern America, 1860-1920, Baltimore, MD, John Hopkins University Press, pp.107-138..
  97. D. Ross (1991), The Origins of the American Social Science, New York, Cambridge University Press.
  98. C.H. Shaw (1930), The Jack Roller, Chicago, University of Chicago Press.
  99. C.H. Shaw (1931), The Natural History of a Delinquent Career, Chicago, University of Chicago Press.
  100. C.H. Shaw, H. McKay, F.M. Zorbaugh, L.S. Cottrell (1929), Delinquency Areas: A Study of Geographic Distribution of School Truants, Juvenile Delinquents and Adult Offenders in Chicago, Chicago, University of Chicago Press.
  101. A.W. Small (1895), Letter to Lester F. Ward, 25 May, in B.J. Stern B.J. (1933), «The Letters of Albion W. Small to Lester F. Ward», Social Forces, XII, 2, December, pp. 163-73. A. W. Small, G. Vincent (1894), An Introduction to the Study of Society, New York, American Book Co.
  102. S.A. Stouffer (1930) An Experimental Comparison of Statistical and Case History Methods of Attitude Research, Doctoral Dissertation, University of Chicago.
  103. S. Stouffer (1931), «Experimental Comparison of a Statistical and a Case History Technique of Attitude Research», Publications of the American Sociological Society, 25, pp. 154-6.
  104. W.I. Thomas (1931), The Relation of Research to Social Process, in Swann W.F.G. et all. (ed.), Essays on Research in the Social Sciences, papers presented in a general seminar conducted by the Committee on Training of the Brookings Institution, 1930-31, Brookings
  105. Institution, Washington, D.C., pp. 179-194; ora in M. Janowitz (ed.), W.I. Thomas On Social Organization and Social Personality, Chicago, University of Chicago Press.
  106. F. Thrasher (1927), The Gang: A Study of 1,313 Gangs in Chicago, Chicago, University of Chicago Press.
  107. L.L. Thurstone (1924), The Nature of Intelligence, New York, Harcourt, Brace & Company, Inc.
  108. L.L. Thurstone (1928), «Attitudes can be Measured», American Journal of Sociology, 33, pp. 529-54.
  109. G.B. Vold (1931), Prediction Methods and Parole; A Study of Factors Involved in the Violation or non Violation of Parole in a Group of Minnesota Adult Males, Hannover, NH, Sociological Press.
  110. L. Wirt, M. Furez (eds.), Local Community Fact Book, Chicago, Chicago Recreation Commission.
  111. K. Young (1941), Personality and Problems of Adjustment, New York, F.S. Crofts.
  112. D. Young (1961), «The Profession: Reports and Opinion – In Memoriam: Samuel A. Stouffer», American Sociological Review, XXVI, 1, February, p. 107.
  113. H.W. Zorbaugh (1929), The Gold Coast and the Slum, Chicago, University of Chicago Press.
  114. C. Zueblin (1902), American Municipal Progress. Chapters in Municipal Sociology, New York, The MacMillan Company.

Raffaele Rauty, Ernest Watson Burgess, the Man of Chicago in "SOCIOLOGIA E RICERCA SOCIALE " 103/2014, pp. 18-39, DOI:10.3280/SR2014-103002

   

FrancoAngeli is a member of Publishers International Linking Association a not for profit orgasnization wich runs the CrossRef service, enabing links to and from online scholarly content