Albion W. SMALL : Origins of Sociology

Publication Information : Book Title : Origins of Sociology. Contributors : Albion W. Small – author. Publisher : University of Chicago Press. Place of Publication : Chicago. Publication Year : 1924.


The American sociological movement has become an assemblage of techniques for investigating the part which the group factor has played, the part which the group factor is playing, in different areas of human experience.

Until recently the sociologists did not clearly realize that the group factor in experience was an unoccupied center of operations. Nor did they realize that their gropings after a base for introducing a new variant into interpretations of human experience were converging toward this center.

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