Good People and Dirty Work
Reprinted by permission of Social Problems 10 (Summer 1962). Copyright 1962 by Society for the Study of Social Problems, (Delivered as public lecture at McGill University shortly after a long visit to Western Germany in 1948), Everett C. Hughes is Professor of Sociology at Boston College and previously taught at the University of Chicago and Brandeis University. His best known book is French Canada in Transition (University of Chicago, 1963), in collaboration with Helen McGill; and his many important papers are collected in The Sociological Eye (Aldine, 1971). He is a past president of the American Socological Association, has been an honorary president of the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.