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

Allendorf, "Conflict and Compatibility? Developmental Idealism and Gendered Differences in Marital Choice." Journal of Marriage and Family

Recent Pub

Thornton, Dorius, Swindle, Young-Demarco, Moaddel. "Middle Eastern Beliefs about the Causal Linkages of Development to Freedom, Democracy, and Human Rights." Sociology of Development.

Recent Pub

Kiss, Tamás. "Escaping the "Balkanizing" Gaze? Perceptions of Global and Internal Developmental Hierarchies in Romania." East European Politics and Societies.

Reading History Sideways

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

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