William J. Goode Book Award for Reading History Sideways by Arland Thornton

American Sociology Association Logo At the 2007 meetings of the American Sociological Association, Reading History Sideways: The Fallacy and Enduring Impact of the Developmental Paradigm on Family Life received the William J. Goode Book Award. The Goode Award was given by the American Sociological Association Section on the Sociology of the Family for the most outstanding contribution to family scholarship in the past two years.

For the award citation see page 2 of the Fall '07 edition of Family Forum, newsletter of the Family Section of the American Sociological Association.

 Reading History Sideways book cover

Recent Pub

Hongwei Xu. Developmental Idealism, Body Weight and Shape, and Marriage Entry in Transitional China. Chinese Journal of Sociology.

Recent Pub

Allendor & Thornton. "Caste and Choice: The Influence of Developmental Idealism on Marriage Behavior." American Journal of Sociology.

Reading History Sideways

The method of reading history sideways is described and critiqued by Arland Thornton

Recent Pub

Thornton, Dorius & Swindle. Developmental Idealism: The Cultural Foundations of World Development Programs. Sociology of Development.

Video Lecture

Arland Thornton speaks on "Developmental Idealism: The Cultural Foundations of Worldwide Development Programs"

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Developmental Idealism
Population Studies Center
University of Michigan