Edward A. Tiryakian

Edward A. Tiryakian

Professor Emeritus of Sociology

External Address: 
339 Soc-Psych, Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office Address: 
Box 90088, Durham, NC 27708-0088
Phone: 
(919) 660-5632
Office Hours: 
Wednesday 2:00-4:00 PM

Overview

I received my B.A. summa cum laude from Princeton University and my Ph.D. in Sociology from Harvard University. Prior to my appointment at Duke I taught at both Princeton and Harvard. At Duke I have served as departmental chair and as Director of International Studies (1989-91), in which capacity I was instrumental in internationalizing the university. I served as the Distinguished Leader of the Fulbright New Century Scholars Program, 2002-2003. The focus of the program was for a multidisciplinary team of 30, two-thirds from overseas, to study comparatively severe ethnic conflicts and peace processes. I have served (1981-84) as past president of the American Society for the Study of Religion and of the International Association of French-Speaking Sociologists (1988-1992).I have twice been chair of the Theory Section of the American Sociological Association and am 2005-06 Chair of the ASA History of Sociology section. I have had visiting appointments at Laval University (Quebec), the Institut d'Etudes Politiques (Paris), and the Free University of Berlin. In recent years I have given seminars on European Unity,Sociology of Disasters, History of Social Thought (SOC 138), Sociology of Religion (SOC 151), Modern Nationalist Movements (SOC 179) and cultural and political aspects of Globalization (SOC 222). I have in recent years either attended international conferences and congresses and/or lectured in France, Italy,Lebanon, Israel,Korea,Australia and China.

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., Harvard University 1956

Selected Grants

(90-0499) Generations Cycles and Modernity awarded by National Endowment for the Humanities (Principal Investigator). 1990 to 1991

(88-0466) Generations, Cycles, and Modernity awarded by National Endowment for the Humanities (Principal Investigator). 1989 to 1990

(89-0381) The Legacy of the French Revolution on the Social Sciences awarded by Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation (Principal Investigator). 1989

(89-0382) CAS Conferences on Global Issues awarded by Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation (Principal Investigator). 1989

Pages

Tiryakian, Edward A. “Review: Jennifer M. Lehmann, Durkheim and Women.” American Journal of Sociology, vol. 100, no. 5, Mar. 1995.

Tiryakian, Edward A. “Review: Danny L. Jorgensen, The Esoteric Scene, Cultic Milieu, and Occult Tarot.” Symbolic Interaction, vol. 17, no. 4, 1994.

Tiryakian, E. A. “Review: Michael S. Kimmel, Revolution: A Sociological Interpretation.” Contemporary Sociology, vol. 20, no. 5, American Sociological Association, 1991.

Tiryakian, E. A. “Review: Melvin L. Kohn, ed. Cross-National Research in Sociology.” Theory, Culture and Society, vol. 8, 1991.

Tiryakian, E. A. “Review: Mitchell Aboulafia, The Mediating Self: Mead, Sartre, and Self Determination.” Symbolic Interaction, vol. 13, no. 1, Wiley: 24 months, 1990.

Tiryakian, E. A. “Review: Katherine O'Sullivan See, First World Nationalisms: Class and Ethnic Politics in Northern Ireland and Quebec.” Canadian Journal of Sociology, vol. 14, no. 1, University of Toronto Press, 1990.

Tiryakian, E. A. “Review: Nikolai Genov, ed, National Traditions in Sociology.” Social Forces; a Scientific Medium of Social Study and Interpretation, vol. 69, no. 1, Oxford University Press, 1990.

Tiryakian, E. A. “Review: Wade Clark Roof and William McKinney, American Mainline Religion: The Changing Shape and Future.” Society, vol. 26, no. 3, Springer Verlag (Germany), 1989.

Tiryakian, E. A. “Review: Robert J. Brym, Anglo Canadian Sociology.” Canadian Journal of Sociology, vol. 12, no. 3, University of Alberta, 1987.

Tiryakian, E. A. “Review: Piotr Sztompka, Robert K. Merton. An Intellectual Profile.” Contemporary Sociology, vol. 16, no. 5, American Sociological Association, 1987.

Pages

Tiryakian, E. A. “The (Im)morality of War: Some Sociological Considerations.” Handbook of the Sociology of Morality, edited by S. Hitlion and S. Vaisey, Springer, 2009, pp. 73–93.

Tiryakian, E. A. “Civilization and Globalization.” Handbook of Globalization, edited by G. Ritzer, Routledge, 2009.

Tiryakian, E. A. “Sociology, Schools in.” International Encyclopedia of the  Social Sciences, edited by W. A. Derity, Macmillan Reference USA/Thomson Gale, 2008, pp. 9–12.

Tiryakian, E. A. “When is the nation no longer?.” Nationalism in a Global Era: The Persistence of Nations, 2007, pp. 49–65. Scopus, doi:10.4324/9780203963517. Full Text

Tiryakian, E. A. “Civilization.” Encyclopedia of Globalization, edited by R. Robertson and J. A. Scholte, vol. 2, Routledge, 2007, pp. 147–50.

Tiryakian, E. A. “Emile Durkheim and Social Change.” The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology, edited by G. Ritzer, vol. III, Blackwell Publishing, 2007, pp. 1261–74.

Tiryakian, E. A. “Emile Durkheim and Social Change.” The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology, edited by G. Ritzer, vol. III, Blackwell Publishing, 2007, pp. 1261–74.

Tiryakian, E. A. “Pitirim A. Sorokin.” The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology, edited by G. Ritzer, vol. IX, Blackwell Publishing, 2007, pp. 4619–23.

Tiryakian, E. A. “Have Sociological Passport, Will Travel.” Sociologists in a Global Age: Biographical Perspectives, edited by M. Deflem, Ashgate, 2007, pp. 239–63.

Tiryakian, E. A. “Coping with Collective Stigma: the Case of Germany.” Identity, Morality, and Threat: Studies in Violent Confllict, edited by D. Rothbart and K. Korostelina, Lexington/Rowman and Littlefield, 2007, pp. 359–98.

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Tiryakian, Edward A. “The Active Society Revisited. Edited by Wilson Carey McWilliams. Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2006. Pp. 352..” American Journal of Sociology, vol. 112, no. 6, University of Chicago Press, May 2007, pp. 1927–30. Crossref, doi:10.1086/519702. Full Text

Tiryakian, Edward A. “Defending the Durkheimian Tradition: Religion, Emotion and Morality.” Contemporary Sociology: A Journal of Reviews, vol. 35, no. 5, SAGE Publications, Sept. 2006, pp. 528–29. Crossref, doi:10.1177/009430610603500553. Full Text

Tiryakian, E. A. “Civilization and its Contents By Bruce Mazlish Stanford University Press. 2004. 188 pages. $48 (cloth), $17.95 (paper).” Social Forces, vol. 84, no. 4, Oxford University Press (OUP), June 2006, pp. 2357–58. Crossref, doi:10.1353/sof.2006.0112. Full Text

Tiryakian, Edward A. “Tocqueville in New Orleans... before and after Katrina.” Sociation Today, vol. 4, no. 1, North Carolina Sociological Association, 2006.

Tiryakian, E. A. “Introduction: Comparative perspectives on ethnicity and ethnic conflicts.” International Journal of Comparative Sociology, vol. 45, no. 3–4, July 2004, pp. 147–59. Scopus, doi:10.1177/0020715204049590. Full Text

Tiryakian, Edward A. “Response [from Edward A. Tiryakian].” Contemporary Sociology, vol. 32, no. 6, SAGE Publications, Nov. 2003, pp. 784–784. Crossref, doi:10.2307/1556702. Full Text

Ezell, E. D., et al. “National identity issues in the new German elites: A study of German university students.” International Journal of Comparative Sociology, vol. 44, no. 4, Aug. 2003, pp. 280–308. Scopus, doi:10.1177/002071520304400401. Full Text

Tiryakian, Edward A., et al. “War and Modernity.” Contemporary Sociology, vol. 32, no. 4, SAGE Publications, July 2003, pp. 413–413. Crossref, doi:10.2307/1556537. Full Text

Tiryakian, E. A. “Rethinking comparative cultural sociology: Repertoires of evaluation in France and the United States..” International Sociology, vol. 17, no. 2, SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD, June 2002, pp. 323–28.

Tiryakian, Edward A. “The Ethics of Modernity: Formation and Transformation in Britain, France, Germany and the United States. By Richard  Münch. Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield, 2000. Pp. xii+281. $68.00 (cloth); $25.95 (paper)..” American Journal of Sociology, vol. 107, no. 6, University of Chicago Press, May 2002, pp. 1629–31. Crossref, doi:10.1086/344880. Full Text

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