The Reportage of Urban Culture: Robert Park and the Chicago School (Ideas in Context)

  • Publish Date: 2006-06-01
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Rolf Lindner
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In this original and convincing study, Rolf Lindner argues that the method of urban research constituting the core of the famous Chicago School of sociology is ultimately indebted to the tradition of urban reportage. However, the argument goes beyond a reconstruction of the relationship between journalism and sociology. Professor Lindner shows how the figure of the city reporter at the turn of the century represents a new way of looking at life, and reflects a transformation in American culture, from rejecting variety to embracing it.