Accession Number:

AD0651617

Title:

SOVIET SOCIOLOGY: 1960 - 1963

Descriptive Note:

Research mono.

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1964-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

117.0

Abstract:

As Soviet sociology matures as a discipline, it becomes more receptive to Western scholarship, making increasing use of Western techniques and adapting them to Soviet research theory. According to Soviet scholars in the field, the main problem is a lack of coordination of research and poor communication among the various scholars and institutes engaged in research of a sociological nature. Lack of publishing facilities and inhibitions against experimentation also constitute difficulties, and remedies are suggested for their resolution. The author adds her own evaluation of the state of Soviet sociology. She especially points to the lack of objectivity resulting from political considerations which precludes free choice and open dissent.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE