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Everett Hughes: Sociology's Mission

Anselm Strauss
Symbolic Interaction
Vol. 19, No. 4, Special Issue: Commentary and Debate (Winter 1996), pp. 271-283
Published by: Wiley on behalf of the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction
DOI: 10.1525/si.1996.19.4.271
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Everett Hughes: Sociology's Mission
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In this paper, I reflect on the life and work of Everett Hughes. I discuss the similarities and differences between his writings and those of Robert Park; I describe his biographical influences and the use he made of marginality; I consider the relevance of his professional commitments for contemporary sociology and his unique vision of sociology's mission. I conclude by calling for renewed interest in his concepts and principles.

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