Universitatea din Bucureşti, Facultatea de Jurnalism şi Ştiinţele Comunicării University of Bucharest, Faculty of Journalism and Communication Studies
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1 / 2014
Benefits of a Congress That Did Not Take Place
This paper addresses an important period in the existence of the Bucharest Sociological School—the preparations for an international congress of sociology, which was eventually cancelled because of the beginning of World War II. The author shows that the process of preparing this event planned for the end of August 1939 re-launched the sociological monographic research of Romanian villages, while also mobilizing an unprecedented number of sociologists for the congress. The fact that a part of the papers sent were published in advance left the impression that the meeting did actually take place.
Keywords: monographic sociology, international congress of sociology, Dimitrie Gusti, urban and rural sociology