Edward A. Tiryakian
Professor Emeritus of Sociology
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.
Tiryakian, E. A. “The Significance of Schools in the Development of Sociology.” Contemporary Issues in Theory and Research: A Metasociological Perspective, edited by W. E. Sniezk et al., Greenwood Press, 1979, pp. 211–33.
Tiryakian, E. A. “Durkheim and Husserl: A Comparison of the Spirit of Positivism and the Spirit of Phenomenology.” Phenomenology and the Social Sciences: A Dialogue, edited by J. Bien, Martinus Nijhoff, 1978, pp. 20–43.
Tiryakian, E. A. “Emile Durkheim.” A History of Sociological Analysis, edited by T. Bottomore and R. Nisbet, Basic Books, 1978, pp. 187–236.
Tiryakian, E. A. “Sociology and Existential Phenomenology.” Phenome¬nology and the Social Sciences, edited by M. Natanson, vol. 1, Northwestern University Press, 1973, pp. 187–222.
Tiryakian, E. A. “Introduction to the Sociology of Sociology.” The Phenomenon of Sociology, edited by E. A. Tiryakian, 1971, pp. 1–15.
Tiryakian, E. A. “Structural Sociology.” Theoretical Sociology, edited by J. C. McKinney and E. A. Tiryakian, 1970, pp. 111–35.
Tiryakian, E. A. “Remarques sur une Sociologie du Changement Qualitatif.” Sociologie Des Mutations, Editions Anthropos, 1970, pp. 83–94.
Tiryakian, E. A. “The Existential Self and the Person.” The Self in Social Interaction, edited by K. Gregen and C. Gordon, vol. 1, John Wiley and Sons, 1968, pp. 75–86.
Tiryakian, E. A. “Vers une Sociologie de l'Existence.” Perspec¬tives de La Sociologie Contemporaine, edited by G. Balandier, Presses Universitaires de France), 1968, pp. 445–65.
Tiryakian, E. A. “A Conceptual Scheme of Societal Change and its Lead Indicators.” Theory and Method in the Study of Total Societies, edited by S. Klausner, Doubleday Anchor and Fredrick A. Praeger, 1967, pp. 69–97.
Tiryakian, Edward A. “The Existential Self in Society.Joseph A. Kotarba , Andrea Fontana.” American Journal of Sociology, vol. 91, no. 2, University of Chicago Press, Sept. 1985, pp. 442–43. Crossref, doi:10.1086/228293. Full Text
Tiryakian, Edward A. “L'Actualité Méthodologique de Gurvitch et de Mannheim,.” Recherches Sociologiques, vol. 16, no. 2, Sept. 1985, pp. 219–27.
Tiryakian, Edward A. “The First Urban Christians: The Social World of the Apostle Paul.Wayne A. Meeks.” American Journal of Sociology, vol. 90, no. 5, University of Chicago Press, Mar. 1985, pp. 1138–40. Crossref, doi:10.1086/228201. Full Text
Tiryakian, Edward A. “Journal d'un sociologue américain au Québec: 1953-1978,.” Continuité Et Rupture: Les Sciences Sociales Au Quebéc, (Montreal: Presses Universitaires de Montreal), 1985, pp. 237–43.
TIRYAKIAN, E. A. “COUNTERCULTURE AND SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION - ESSAYS ON NEGATIVISTIC THEMES IN SOCIOLOGICAL-THEORY - LEVENTMAN,S.” Social Forces, vol. 63, no. 1, UNIV NORTH CAROLINA PRESS, Jan. 1984, pp. 274–76.
TIRYAKIAN, E. A. “SEXUAL ANOMY IN FRANCE BEFORE THE REVOLUTION.” Cahiers Internationaux De Sociologie, vol. 76, no. JAN-, PRESSES UNIV FRANCE, Jan. 1984, pp. 161–84.
TIRYAKIAN, E. A. “THE LOGIC AND LIMITS OF TRUST - BARBER,B.” Society, vol. 22, no. 1, TRANSACTION PERIOD CONSORTIUM, Jan. 1984, pp. 89–90.
Tiryakian, Edward A. “L'Anomie sexuelle en France avant la Révolution,.” Cahiers Internationaux De Sociologie, vol. 76, 1984, pp. 161–84.