The Reportage of Urban Culture: Robert Park and the Chicago by Rolf Lindner, Adrian Morris, Jeremy Gaines, Martin Chalmers

By Rolf Lindner, Adrian Morris, Jeremy Gaines, Martin Chalmers

During this unique and convincing research, Rolf Lindner argues that the strategy of city examine constituting the middle of the recognized Chicago college of sociology is finally indebted to the culture of city reportage. even though, the argument is going past a reconstruction of the connection among journalism and sociology. Professor Lindner exhibits how the determine of town reporter on the flip of the century represents a brand new approach of taking a look at existence, and displays a change in American tradition, from rejecting kind to embracing it.

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28) suggests, can be discounted, for the simple reason that Steffens5exposés, which are supposed to have given Park the impetus to take up his studies again in 1899, only appeared in 1903. Park was not primarily interested in uncovering particular political irregularities, but in the principle o f the uncovering itself; a new attitude to social facts is being heralded here. Park was interested in Steffens, above all, because he saw him as repre­ senting that intermediate generation, brought up in the spirit o f puritan­ ism, which had learnt to distinguish between morals and politics and accept the fact that moral standards are relative (Park 1933, p.

28) suggests, can be discounted, for the simple reason that Steffens5exposés, which are supposed to have given Park the impetus to take up his studies again in 1899, only appeared in 1903. Park was not primarily interested in uncovering particular political irregularities, but in the principle o f the uncovering itself; a new attitude to social facts is being heralded here. Park was interested in Steffens, above all, because he saw him as repre­ senting that intermediate generation, brought up in the spirit o f puritan­ ism, which had learnt to distinguish between morals and politics and accept the fact that moral standards are relative (Park 1933, p.

As a rule, the journalist is not sent out to gather facts, but to get a ‘story’. This m ay be o f a trivial nature, it may only provide the reader with sentimental compensation for his own misery. But if the story which the reporter brings in serves ‘to interpret to the reader his experience as the shared experience o f the community o f which he feels himself to be a part’ (Mead 1925/6, p. , it contributes toward bringing people together in such a w ay that they can enter into the life o f the other person concerned.

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