Taking Social Research to the Larger World by Edward B Harvey

By Edward B Harvey

This can be the extraordinary tale of Professor Edward Harvey's dual music profession as a school professor and advisor specialising in social coverage matters - a 40 12 months trip that blossomed with the dynamic Trudeau period and the quest for 'The simply Society'. With its richly special money owed of adolescence at Princeton, royal commissions, govt job forces, and personal quarter assignments, this e-book may be a compelling learn for someone drawn to coverage, organizational swap, equality concerns, and the new background of Canada's occasionally fragile confederation. Dr. Harvey's trip is impeccably written and vastly attractive. The author's talents as a narrative teller are finely tuned. even if biographical, this booklet is, largely, a historical past of Canada too. Context is every thing and the writer has woven his existence including Canada's contemporary earlier really fantastically. the writer leads us throughout the powerful post-war monetary progress and the demographic explosion that got here to be referred to as the infant increase, and directly to the ensuing dramatic social coverage advancements. info of behind-the-scenes occasions and conversations upload humour and realism to the 'characters' in a hugely exciting style. issues of highbrow interest, a real love of studying, brainstorming, camaraderie, and teamwork are obvious at each flip. problem and innovation have certainly directed Dr. Harvey's dual music occupation and particular imaginative and prescient.

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Martin Meisnner’s Industrial Sociology course had about 20 students and was taught seminar-style. Martin had immigrated to Canada from Germany after World War II. He was genial, highly knowledgeable, and analytically incisive. He made a concerted effort to involve all students in the seminar dialogue. I had a special interest in the course he was teaching as a result of my work experience. Like most university students, I had worked at various jobs to pay for tuition, books, clothes, entertainment, and—in my case—a weakness for sports cars requiring esoteric maintenance.

He was enthusiastic and pointed me to various readings that would provide a conceptual and analytical context for my work. The paper was a success and set the direction for my master’s and doctoral dissertations. I will return to this later in the chapter. Kaspar David Naegele was born in Stuttgart, Germany, in 1924. With his parents, he moved to England in 1937 and, shortly afterward, to Canada. He was an undergraduate at McGill University and then went on to complete a master’s degree at Columbia (1947) and a doctorate at Harvard (1952).

Indd 59 1/17/05 2:28:28 PM Taking Social Research to the Larger World think it had much more to do with the fact that being at university gave us the chance to encounter some really good minds and develop a frame of reference. This frame of reference enabled us to analyse and understand—at least up to a point—the turbulent changes even as we were deeply caught up in those changes. And the changes were emerging very rapidly, although more rapidly for men than for women. * * * The optimism and positive energy of the 1960s experienced a shattering setback when, on November 22, 1963, an assassin’s bullet killed President John F.

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