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 North Carolina
 Central University

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Chien Ju Huang,
 North Carolina
 Central University

Ken Land,
 Duke University

Miles Simpson,
 North Carolina
 Central University

Ron Wimberley,
 N.C. State University

Robert Wortham,
 North Carolina
 Central University

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Volume 3, Number 1
Spring 2005

Special Isssue on the
Sociology of W.E.B. Du Bois

Robert Wortham, 
Special Co-Editor

Outline of Articles

  1. An Introduction to the Sociology of W.E.B. Du Bois

  2. by Robert Wortham
      W.E.B. Du Bois was the founder of the Atlanta School of sociology, writing more than a dozen books in almost as many years.  One of his significant contributions to modern sociology was his pioneering work in the use of empirical data which include census materials and original surveys. 
  3. William Edward Burghardt Du Bois and the Concepts of Race, Class and Gender

  4. by Angela J. Hattery and Earl Smith
      Hattery and Smith argue that Du Bois was three generations ahead of the sociological literature on race, class and gender.  His work today shows its contemporaneous nature, with newly-minted words such as standpoint epistemology reflecting some of the pioneering ideas introduced by Du Bois. 
  5. Religion and the Sociological Imagination of W.E.B. Du Bois

  6.  by Edward J. Blum
      Du Bois thought that Christianity needs to free itself from the burdens of the history of slavery and harken back to what he considered the original teachings of Christ and a true renewal of Christianity. 
  7. W.E.B. Du Bois and the Atlanta Sociological Laboratory

  8. by Earl Wright II
      The Atlanta University school of sociology was probably the first school of American sociology.  Wright gives a history of the rise of the Atlanta Sociological Laboratory. 
  9. Suggested Further Readings by W.E.B. Du Bois 1898-1910, With Annotations

  10. by Anna M. Owens
      Owens' compilation includes the more obscure works by Du Bois.  There are also links to several of Du Bois' complete books. 
  11. Teaching Notes.   Model Prisons:  Simulation in a Corrections Class

  12.  by Janice Rienerth 
      In this issue of Sociation Today we begin a new feature by publishing examples of instructional techniques and materials which professors have found useful in the classroom.  Rienerth describes how students are asked to design a model prison with goals and outcomes.  Included are a number of Power Point slides showing the outcomes of the exercises outlined in article format. 

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