A Man's Grasp Should Exceed His Reach: A Biography of Sociologist Austin Larimore Porterfield

A Man's Grasp Should Exceed His Reach: A Biography of Sociologist Austin Larimore Porterfield

By: Leonard D. Cain (author)Paperback

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In A Man's Grasp Should Exceed His Reach, author Leonard Cain delivers a biographical study of Austin Porterfield, a noted sociologist from a small university. This erudite work traces the life of Porterfield from his meager upbringing in an impoverished region of the Ozarks to his influential tenure as a Professor of Sociology at Texas Christian University. Emphasis is given to Porterfield's roles as founder and first editor of the Journal of Health and Social Behavior and as a pioneer in several fields of sociology.

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Leonard Cain is Professor of Sociology and Urban Studies Emeritus at Portland State University, Oregon. He received his Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of Texas-Austin.

Contents

1 Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgments Chapter 3 The Porterfield Family Hertiage and Austin's Early Years Chapter 4 The Quest for Higher Education: Combining the Roles of Family Member/Pastor/Student and, Later, the Roles of Family Member/Professor/Student Chapter 5 Sociology at Texas Christian University Before Porterfield Chapter 6 The Porterfield Era at Texas Christian University, 1937-1966: Productivity as Teacher and Community Activist Chapter 7 The Porterfield Era at Texas Christian University, 1937-1966: Productivity as Scholar: Focus on Articles and Chapters Chapter 8 The Porterfield Era at Texas Christian University, 1937-1966: Productivity as Scholar: Focus on Books Chapter 9 The Professor and the Entrepreneur: The Intriguing Partnership of Austin Porterfield and Leo Potishman Chapter 10 The Friendship's Most Enduring Contribution: The Founding and Editing of the Journal of Health and Human Behavior Chapter 11 The Professor in His Post-chairman and Post-retirement Years, 1963-1979 Chapter 12 Index; About the Author 12 The Porterfield Legacy

Product Details

  • publication date: 04/08/2005
  • ISBN13: 9780761831877
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 404
  • ID: 9780761831877
  • weight: 590
  • ISBN10: 0761831878

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