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ISBN:
0802097030
Author:
Rick Helmes-Hayes
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Professionals & Academics
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English
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division; 1 edition (March 27, 2010)
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592 pages
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Measuring the Mosaic is a real intellectual biograph. book to read if we want to know something about John . Marcel Fournier Sociologica, 1/2012). Helmes-Hayes is gifted with a very reader friendly style of prose.

Measuring the Mosaic is a real intellectual biograph. book to read if we want to know something about John Porter, the history of sociology in Canada and the relation of different generations of Canadian sociologists with Porter’s work. (Marcel Fournier Sociologica, 1/2012). Helmes-Hayes is gifted with a very reader friendly style of pros. his book should regenerate interest in the work of porter and prove useful to anyone interested in Canadian Sociology, class relations, and the history of sociology.

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Helmes-Hayes notes that Porter knew of other books on similar questions that were popular and fielded questions from . Citation: David Tough.

Helmes-Hayes notes that Porter knew of other books on similar questions that were popular and fielded questions from journalists interested in his findings before the book was published, all of which pointed to a considerable public appetite. Porter’s career, in which a bestseller was the basis of an academic career, is an excellent illustration of the phenomenon described in Russell Jacoby’s The Last Intellectuals: American Culture in the Age of Academe (1987): the eclipse of the scholarly books aimed at general reading public after the 1960s.

Helmes-Hayes lays out the text of his book as a chronology, and in so doing is able to successfully lineate the development of John Porter as an academic. The book begins with an overview of Porter's childhood from his birth in 1921 in Vancouver and subsequent move to London. Helmes-Hayes illustrates that these early years in Porter's life were difficult; Porter understood being poor and faced the difficult realities of having an estranged relationship with his father. Porter's family was most certainly not a member of the elite in either Canadian or British social circles.

John Arthur Walker Porter was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, on 12 November 1921, the second of three children born to Arthur Porter and Ethel Cuffin.

Book Description: Measuring the Mosaicis a comprehensive intellectual biography of John Porter (1921-1979), author ofThe Vertical Mosaic(1965), preeminent Canadian sociologist of his time, and one of Canada's most celebrated scholars. eISBN: 978-1-4426-9873-4. John Arthur Walker Porter was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, on 12 November 1921, the second of three children born to Arthur Porter and Ethel Cuffin. His childhood and teenage years were difficult – marred by poverty and family dissolution – leaving a permanent mark on the quiet, sensitive young man who would become Canada’s premier sociologist.

Rick Helms-Hayes Measuring the Mosaic: An Intellectual Biography of John Porter Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2010. In 1977, when he was a young doctoral student at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada Rick Helmes-Hayes turned down an invitation to meet John Porter (1921-1979). Helmes-Hayes reports that Porter’s background of economic deprivation prompted his interest in social inequality, but his persistent inability to achieve his highest goals produced a level of frustration which, some speculate, may have contributed to his early death from a heart attack at the age of fifty-eight.

Measuring the Mosaic is a comprehensive intellectual biography of John Porter (1921-1979), author of The Vertical Mosaic (1965), preeminent Canadian sociologist of his time, and one of Canada's most celebrated scholars.

Measuring the Mosaic is a comprehensive intellectual biography of John Porter . Rick Helmes-Hayes is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Waterloo. Measuring the Mosaic: An Intellectual Biography of John Porter. Measuring the Mosaic is a real intellectual biograph.

Measuring the mosaic: An intellectual biography of John Porter. University of Toronto Press, 2010. A Dualistic Vision : Robert Ezra Park and the Classical Ecological Theory of Social Inequality. The Sociological Quarterly 28 (3), 387-409, 1987. The American Sociologist 33 (1), 79-104, 2002.

Measuring the Mosaic is a comprehensive intellectual biography of John . A book to read if we want to know something about John Porter, the history of sociology in Canada and the relation of different generations. A book to read if we want to know something about John Porter, the history of sociology in Canada and the relation of different generations of Canadian sociologists with Porter’s work.

Measuring the Mosaic is a comprehensive intellectual biography of John Porter (1921-1979), author of The Vertical Mosaic (1965), preeminent Canadian sociologist of his time, and one of Canada's most celebrated scholars. In the first biography of this important figure, Rick Helmes-Hayes provides a detailed account of Porter's life and an in-depth assessment of his extensive writings on class, power, educational opportunity, social mobility, and democracy.

While assessing Porter's place in the historical development of Canadian social science, Helmes-Hayes also examines the economic, social, political and scholarly circumstances - including the Depression, World War II, post-war reconstruction, the baby boom, and the growth of universities - that contoured Porter's political and academic views. Using extensive archival research, correspondence, and over fifty original interviews with family, colleagues, and friends, Measuring the Mosaic stresses Porter's remarkable contributions as a scholar, academic statesman, senior administrator at Carleton University, and engaged, practical public intellectual.