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Bell's 'landmark' book republished

Harvard University Press has republished "The End of Ideology" by sociologist Daniel Bell. First published in 1960, becoming "a landmark in American social thought," according to the Harvard University Press, the book has been republished four times. The last edition, published in 1988 by the Harvard University Press, featured a long afterword that is also included in the new edition. This latest edition features a new introduction, "The Resumption of History in the New Century."

In 1995, "The End of Ideology" was named by the Times Literary Supplement as "One of the 100 Most Influential Books" since the end of World War II. Bell, Henry Ford II Professor of Social Sciences Emeritus, is currently Scholar-in-Residence at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.


British Academy elects Tambiah

Stanley J. Tambiah, the Esther and Sidney Rabb Professor of Anthropology, was elected a Corresponding Fellow by the Council of the British Academy on July 6. The Academy's bylaws state, "a person may be elected if he or she has attained high international standing in any of the branches of study which it is the object of the Academy to promote." Election to the Corresponding Fellowship is the highest honor that the Academy awards in recognition of scholarly distinction.


Graham receives award in Turkey

William A. Graham, professor of the history of religion and Islamic studies and master of Currier House, was honored last month by the Research Centre for Islamic History, Art, and Culture (IRCICA) in Istanbul, Turkey. Graham received the IRCICA Award for Excellence in Research, which is given every five years to recognize outstanding scholarship in Islamic history and civilization. The Oct. 25 ceremony was presided over by the Minister of State and Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey, Devlet Bahçeli.









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