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75 Years of Social Science for Social Action: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on SPSSI's Scholar-Activist Legacy

75 Years of Social Science for Social Action: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on SPSSI's Scholar-Activist Legacy

Alexandra Rutherford (Editor), Frances Cherry (Editor), Rhoda Unger (Editor), Sheri R. Levy (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-444-35048-7

Apr 2011

200 pages

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This issue focuses critical attention on a number of topics (e.g., he environment, homosexuality, international relations) that have not been taken up in previous historical issues of the journal.
INTRODUCTION.

“Society Very Definitely Needs Our Aid”: Reflecting on SPSSI in History (Alexandra Rutherford, Frances Cherry, and Rhoda Unger).

Looking Again at SPSSI: History, Activism, and Advocacy (Martha T. Mednick).

SECTION I: GETTING STARTED: WORLD WAR II AND BEYOND.

“Education for Democracy”: SPSSI and the Study of Morale in World War II (Cathy Faye).

Psychologists, Race, and Housing in Postwar America (Wade E. Pickren).

Reclaiming SPSSI’s Sociological Past: Marie Jahoda and the Immersion Tradition in Social Psychology (Alexandra Rutherford, Rhoda Unger, and Frances Cherry).

SECTION II: SCHOLAR-ACTIVIST DEBATES.

Value Neutrality and SPSSI: The Quest for Policy, Purity, and Legitimacy (Andrew S. Winston).

SPSSI Leaders: Collective Biography and the Dilemma of Value-Laden Action and Value-Neutral Research (Rhoda Unger).

The SPSSI Task Force on Sexual Orientation, the Nature of Sex, and the Contours of Activist Science (Michael Pettit).

A Wrinkle in Time: Tracing a Legacy of Public Science through Community Self-Surveys and Participatory Action Research (Mar´ia Elena Torre and Michelle Fine).

SECTION III: SPSSI’S ONGOING COMMITMENTS: THE THREE P’S.

SPSSI and Peace-Building: A Participant’s Perspective (Paul R. Kimmel).

SPSSI and Racial Research (Thomas F. Pettigrew).

SPSSI and Poverty: Reflections at Seventy-Five (Heather E. Bullock, Bernice Lott, and Shirley V. Truong).

SECTION IV: FROM SPSSI’S PAST INTO ITS FUTURE: WORLD COMMUNITIES AND THE ENVIRONMENT.

“Cautious Courage”: SPSSI’s Connections and Reconnections at the United Nations (Frances Cherry, Holly Ellingwood, and Gisell Castillo).

Foreground and Background: Environment as Site and Social Issue (Susan Opotow and Jen Gieseking).

SPSSI’s Living Past (James H. Capshew).

SECTION V: 2009 SPSSI PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS.

Introduction to Susan Opotow’s SPSSI Presidential Address (Daniel Perlman).

How This Was Possible: Interpreting the Holocaust (Susan Opotow).