Sociology & Anthropology
James Rufus Abbott, Ph.D.
“ Leo Strauss and the American Academy,” a review essay of Kenneth L. Deutsch John A. Murley, eds., Leo Strauss, the Straussians, and the American Regime (Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield, 1999), in SOCIETY, May/June 2001, Volume 38, Number 4, pp. 83-87.
" Louis Sullivan, Architectural Modernism, and the Creation of Democratic Space," in The American Sociologist, Spring 2000, Volume 31, Number 1, pp. 62-85.
“ E. Digby Baltzell Reconsidered” in Sociological Theory, No. 17, Vol. 1, March 1999, pp. 102-107.
Research in Progress:
“ Natural Right and American Sociology” (in development)
Abbott is also working on a manuscript focused on 19th century Chicago politics and the evolution of the city’s infamous democratic. This study follows the work of E. Digby Baltzell, a pioneer in the examination of American upper classes and elites. For discussion of Baltzell’s work see my “E. Digby Reconsidered” in the March 1999 edition of Sociological Theory. This edition contains as well commentary on Baltzell’s work by Dennis H. Wrong and Samuel Z. Klausner.