Stein, Maurice Robert, 1926- Edit


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  • Biography/Historical Note

    Maurice R. Stein (b.1926) is an American sociologist and innovator in higher education. Stein is co-recipient of the 1987 Robert and Helen Lynd Lifetime Achievement Award bestowed by the American Sociological Association's Community and Urban Sociology Section, while his pedagogical innovations have been highlighted of late by Harvard University's Jeffrey Schnapp in Schnapp's studies in the digital humanities. Stein was raised in the Jewish community of Buffalo, New York. After a tour of duty in the Second World War, he earned his B.A. at the University of Buffalo, where he led the fieldwork and co-authored the methodological appendix for Alvin W. Gouldner's famous study, Patterns of Industrial Bureaucracy (1954). He received his doctorate from Columbia University in 1958. His dissertation The Eclipse of Community (1960), would become a staple in sociology. Stein's principal contribution to sociology is perhaps best captured in his contribution to Reflections on Community Studies (1964) as well as the aforementioned studies. Stein retired from Brandeis Univrsity in 2002.