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Robert A. Nisbet

AKA Robert Alexander Nisbet

Born: 30-Sep-1913
Birthplace: Los Angeles, CA
Died: 9-Sep-1996
Location of death: Washington, DC
Cause of death: Cancer - Prostate

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Sociologist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Sociological Tradition

Military service: US Army (1943-45)

Wife: Emily Heron (m. 1936, div. 1970, two daughters)
Daughter: Martha Rehrman
Daughter: Constance Field
Wife: Caroline Burks Kirkpatrick (m. 1970, until his death)

    University: BA, University of California at Berkeley (1936)
    University: MA, University of California at Berkeley (1937)
    University: PhD, University of California at Berkeley (1939)
    Professor: University of California at Berkeley (1939-53)
    Administrator: Dean, College of Letters and Science, University of California at Riverside (1953-63)
    Administrator: Vice Chancellor, University of California at Riverside (1960-63)
    Professor: University of California at Riverside (1953-74)
    Professor: University of Arizona (1974-76)
    Professor: Albert Schweitzer Professor of Humanities, Columbia University (1976-78)

    American Enterprise Institute (1978-86)
    Guggenheim Fellowship 1963

Author of books:
The Quest for Community: A Study in the Ethics of Order and Freedom (1953, social studies)
Émile Durkheim: With Selected Essays (1965, social studies)
The Sociological Tradition (1966, social studies)
Tradition and Revolt: Historical and Sociological Essays (1968, social studies)
Social Change and History: Aspects of the Western Theory of Development (1969, social studies)
The Social Bond: An Introduction to the Study of Society (1970, social studies)
The Degradation of the Academic Dogma: The University in America, 1945-1970 (1971, education)
The Social Philosophers: Community and Conflict in Western Thought (1973, intellectual history)
The Sociology of Emile Durkheim (1974, social studies)
Twilight of Authority (1975, social studies)
Sociology as an Art Form (1976, social studies)
History of the Idea of Progress (1980, social studies)
Prejudices: A Philosophical Dictionary (1982, social studies)
Conservatism: Dream and Reality (1986, politics)
The Making of Modern Society (1986, social studies)
Roosevelt and Stalin: The Failed Courtship (1988, history)
The Present Age: Progress and Anarchy in Modern America (1988, social studies)
Teachers and Scholars: A Memoir of Berkeley in Depression and War (1992, memoir)


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