Monday, August 22, 2011

Academic Man

[Via Tarunabh Khaitan at Law and Other Things]: Delhi University has a digital archive of its off-copyright books. Browsing through it, I came across Academic Man: A Study in the Sociology of a Profession (1942) by Logan Wilson. Here's Wilson about the need for such a book-length study:

... [O]n the basis of present sociological literature the future historian would have less difficulty in ascertaining the social behavior of the railroader, or the professional thief than he would have that of contemporary university professor.

A quick search tells me that this book is a classic in sociology, and that Wilson is one of the people credited with coining the phrase "Publish or Perish."


  1. gaddeswarup said...

    It seems difficult to register and without registering one cannot download. Any suggestions?

  2. Abi said...

    @Swarup: The links work for me -- even without registering. One possibility might be that it tracks IP addresses, and opens up the archive for those coming from India.

  3. gaddeswarup said...

    Thanks. I tried again and I could view without registerings. Thanks for a nice link.