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The Sociologists book
This chapter discusses the training of the sociologists and their complaints about its inadequacy, a deficiency which may be traced to the discipline's origin in philosophy. It describes the Soviet Sociological Association the only body which represented the sociologists, and closely examines the participants it sent to the Sixth World Congress of Sociology. The chapter looks at the role played by journals in informing their readers of sociological research, in linking the Soviets with other socialist countries, and in reporting Soviet, socialist and international conferences and exchanges. While sociology was firmly ensconced in philosophy in Sverdlovsk, sociology in Novosibirsk seemed to be rooted in economics and mathematics. In 1963, other social science laboratories - including the sociology laboratory entered the Union of Integrated Social Research and in 1965, the Union became the basis of the Institute of Complex Social Research, the largest research institute in Leningrad.