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

Constructal Theory of Social Dynamics awarded by National Science Foundation (Co-Principal Investigator). 2005 to 2007

Severe Ethnic Conflicts and Peace Processes awarded by Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2004 to 2005

Comparing Baltic and Balkan Responses to Ethnic Conflict: An Exploratory Study awarded by Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2001 to 2002

Dissertation Improvement Grant in Sociology awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 1999 to 2000

(95-0647) Nationalism, National Identity, Modernity awarded by National Endowment for the Humanities (Principal Investigator). 1995 to 1996

(95-0020) Interdisciplinary Faculty Seminar on National Identity, Nationalism, and Modernity awarded by Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation (Principal Investigator). 1994 to 1996

(91-0271) Undergraduate National Resource Center for International Studies awarded by Department of Education (Principal Investigator). 1991 to 1994

(92-0303) National Resource Center in International Studies awarded by Department of Education (Principal Investigator). 1991 to 1994

(93-0980) National Identity and Interethnic Relations in Post-Communist Europe awarded by Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation (Principal Investigator). 1993 to 1994

(92-0041) Support for Overseas Travel Grants for Rising Sophomores awarded by Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation (Principal Investigator). 1991 to 1992

Pages

Olson, S. A., and F. Guilak. Post-traumatic arthritis: Pathogenesis, diagnosis and management. 2015, pp. 1–360. Scopus, doi:10.1007/978-1-4899-7606-2. Full Text

Tiryakian, Edward A. For Durkheim Essays in Historical and Cultural Sociology. Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2009.

Tiryakian, E. A. “Review: Wilson Carey McWilliams, The Active Society Revisited.” American Journal of Sociology, vol. 112, no. 6, University of Chicago Press: No Paid Open Access, 2007.

Tiryakian, E. A. “Review: Jonathan S. Fish, Defending the Durkheimian Tradition: Religion, Emotion and Morality.” Contemporary Sociology, vol. 35, no. 5, American Sociological Association, 2006.

Tiryakian, E. A. “Review: Hans Joas, War and Modernity.” Contemporary Sociology, vol. 32, no. 4, American Sociological Association, 2003.

Tiryakian, E. A. “Review: Richard Münch, The Ethics of Modernity: Formation and Transformation In Britain, France, Germany and the United States.” American Journal of Sociology, vol. 107, no. 6, University of Chicago Press, 2002.

Tiryakian, Edward A. “Review: Niklas Luhmann, Observations on Modernity.” Contemporary Sociology, vol. 29, no. 6, Nov. 2000.

Tiryakian, E. A. “Review: N.J.Allen, W.S.F. Pickering, and W.Watts Miller, eds.,On Durkheim’s Elementary Forms of Religious Life.” American Journal of Sociology, vol. 105, no. 1, University of Chicago Press, 1999.

Tiryakian, Edward A. “Review: Samuel P. Huntington, The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order.” American Journal of Sociology, vol. 104, no. 2, Sept. 1997.

Tiryakian, Edward A. “Review: Saul Newman, Ethnoregional Conflict in Democracies: Mostly Ballots, Rarely Bullets.” The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, vol. 550, Mar. 1997.

Tiryakian, E. A. “Envisioning the History of Sociological Thought; review of Donald N. Levine.” Visions of the Sociological Tradition, in Sociological Forum, vol. 11, no. 4, 1996.

Tiryakian, E. A. “Review: Walker Connor, Ethnonationalism: The Quest for Understanding.” Contemporary Sociology, vol. 24, no. 4, July 1995.

Pages

Tiryakian, E. A. “Some challenges for sociology in the new era.” New Horizons in Sociological Theory and Research: The Frontiers of Sociology at the Beginning of the Twenty-First Century, 2018, pp. 315–36.

Jamali, D., and A. Lanteri. Introduction. 2016, pp. 1–14. Scopus, doi:10.1057/9781137509956. Full Text

Tiryakian, E. A. “Civilization in the global era one, many … or none?.” Social Theory and Regional Studies in the Global Age, 2014, pp. 91–112.

Tiryakian, E. A., and J. H. Morgan. “Solidarity, yesterday and today.” The Palgrave Handbook of Altruism, Morality, and Social Solidarity: Formulating a Field of Study, 2014, pp. 249–71. Scopus, doi:10.1057/9781137391865_11. Full Text

Tiryakian, E. A. “Civilization.” Encyclopedia of Globalization, edited by G. Ritzer, Wiley-Blackwell, 2012, pp. 209–17.

Carlson, A., et al. Introduction. 2010, pp. 1–12. Scopus, doi:10.1017/CBO9780511762512.001. Full Text

Tiryakian, E. A. “Modernity and the Second Return of Mechanical Solidarity.” Raymond  Boudon: A Life in Sociology, edited by M. Cherkaoui and P. Hamilton, The Bardwell Press, 2009, pp. 1–22.

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. “Avant-Garde Art and Avant-Garde Sociology: ‘Primitivism’ and Durkheim ca. 1905-1913.” For Durkheim. Essays in Historical and Cultural Sociology, edited by E. A. Tiryakian, Ashgate Pubblishing Ltd., 2009, pp. 167–87.

Pages

Foy, S. L., et al. “The Rise of Rational Choice Theory as a Scientific/Intellectual Movement in Sociology.” American Sociologist, vol. 49, no. 1, Mar. 2018, pp. 16–36. Scopus, doi:10.1007/s12108-017-9335-3. Full Text

Tiryakian, E. A. “Updating Sorokin.” Sotsiologicheskie Issledovaniya, vol. 2016-January, no. 3, Jan. 2016, pp. 13–23.

Tiryakian, E. A. “Theorizing human rights.” Contemporary Sociology, vol. 43, no. 2, Mar. 2014, pp. 187–90. Scopus, doi:10.1177/0094306114522414d. Full Text

Tiryakian, Edward A. “Durkheim, The Durkheimians am/the Arts.” Canadian Journal of Sociology Cahiers Canadiens De Sociologie, vol. 39, no. 4, UNIV ALBERTA, Jan. 2014, pp. 765–77.

Tiryakian, Edward A. “We're not dopes.” Issues in Science and Technology, vol. 29, no. 2, NATL ACAD SCIENCES, Dec. 2013, pp. 20–21.

Tiryakian, E. A. “Early Reviews of The Elementary Forms of Religious Life.” Journal of Classical Sociology, vol. 12, no. 3–4, Aug. 2012, pp. 513–25. Scopus, doi:10.1177/1468795X12454471. Full Text

Tiryakian, E. A. “The missing religious factor in imagined communities.” American Behavioral Scientist, vol. 55, no. 10, Oct. 2011, pp. 1395–414. Scopus, doi:10.1177/0002764211409563. Full Text

Tiryakian, E. A. “Imagined communities in the 21st century.” American Behavioral Scientist, vol. 55, no. 10, Oct. 2011, pp. 1291–93. Scopus, doi:10.1177/0002764211411290. Full Text

Tiryakian, E. A. “A sociological odyssey: The comparative voyage of S.N. Eisenstadt.” Journal of Classical Sociology, vol. 11, no. 3, Aug. 2011, pp. 241–50. Scopus, doi:10.1177/1468795X11406007. Full Text

Tiryakian, E. A. “Durkheim’s Reflection on the Crisis… But Which One?.” Durkheimian Studies/ Etudes Durkheimiennes, vol. 15, 2009, pp. 26–38.

Pages

Tiryakian, E. A. “Editorial Introduction.” Imagined Communities in the 21st Century, the American Behavioral Scientist, edited by E. A. Tiryakian, vol. 55, no. 10, 2011, pp. 1291–93.

Tiryakian, E. A. “The Neglected Religious Factor in “Imagined Communities.” Imagined Communities in the 21st Century, the American Behavioral Scientist, edited by E. A. Tiryakian, vol. 55, no. 10, 2011, pp. 1395–414.

Tiryakian, E. A. “Guest editor, special issue, Ethnicity, Ethnic Conflicts, Peace Processes: Comparative Perspectives.” International Journal of Comparative Sociology, vol. 45, no. 3–4, Brill Academic Publishers, 2004.

Tiryakian, E. A. “Editor, special issue, Rethinking Civilizational Analysis.” International Sociology, vol. 16, no. 3, Sept. 2001.

Tiryakian, E. A. “Time to Change the Calendar? Sacred and Secular Problems of Crossing the Millennium.” International Review of Sociology/Revue Internationale De Sociologie: Space,Time and the Sacred I Modernity/Postmodernity, edited by R. H. Roberts, vol. 11, no. 3, 2001, pp. 419–29.

Tiryakian, E. A. “Special issue preface.” Sociological Forum, vol. 9, no. 1, 1 Mar. 1994. Scopus, doi:10.1007/BF01507700. Full Text

Tiryakian, E. A. “Editor, special issue, "The 100th Anniversary of Durkheim's Division of Labor in Society.” Sociological Forum, vol. 9, no. 1, Mar. 1994.

Tiryakian, E. A. “White Women in Darkest Africa: Marginals as Observers in No-Woman's Land.” Civilisations (Brussels) Melanges Pierre Salmon: Histoire Et Ethnologie Africaines, edited by G. Thoveron and H. Legros, vol. 41, no. 1–2, 1993, pp. 209–38.

Tiryakian, E. A. “Guest editor, Robert K. Merton in Review Symposium.” Contemporary Sociology, vol. 20, 1991, pp. 506–30.

Tiryakian, E. A. “Guest editor, special issue, Durkheim Lives!.” Social Forces, vol. 59, no. 4, 1981.

Tiryakian, E. A. “Bellah, Joas and the future of "the Elementary Forms".” Sociologica, vol. 7, no. 1, 2013. Scopus, doi:10.2383/73709. Full Text

Tiryakian, E. A. “Sociological theory, constructal theory, and globalization.” Constructal Theory of Social Dynamics, 2007, pp. 147–60.

Tiryakian, E. A. “The Modernity of Civilizations and the Civilization of Modernity.” The Transformation of the 21st Century & Life Culture Salim, Kyonggi Cultural Foundation, 2003, pp. 1–20.

Tiryakian, E. A. “De Sainsaulieu à Zola par Gurvitch. L’ engagement intellectuel.” Construction D’Identités, Construction De Sociétés, edited by S. Bardèche, CNRS/Laboratoire de Sociologie du Changement des Institutions, 2003, pp. 185–88.

Tiryakian, E. A. “Modernization in a millenarian decade: Lessons for and from Eastern Europe.” Social Change and Modernization, edited by B. Grancelli, vol. 65, WALTER DE GRUYTER, 1995, pp. 249–64.

Tiryakian, E. A. “The new worlds and sociology: An overview.” International Sociology, vol. 9, no. 2, 1994, pp. 131–48. Scopus, doi:10.1177/026858094009002001. Full Text

Tiryakian, Edward A. “From Modernization to Globalization.” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, vol. 31, no. 3, JSTOR, 1992, pp. 304–304. Crossref, doi:10.2307/1387119. Full Text

Tiryakian, E. A. “L'Enseignement de la Sociologie aux Etats-Unis.” Actes De La Rencontre Internationale Sur L’ Enseignement De La Sociologie, edited by I. Aluas and G. Gosselin, Association Internationale de Sociologues de Langue Française and Université “Babes-Bolyai,” 1992, pp. 7–11.

TIRYAKIAN, E. A. “FROM 1968 TO 1989 - SOCIOLOGY AND ANNUS-MIRABILIS.” Sotsiologicheskie Issledovaniya, no. 5, MEZHDUNARODNAYA KNIGA, 1991, pp. 26–34.

Tiryakian, E. A. “Sexual Anomie in Prerevolutionary France.” Proceedings 1981, 1981, pp. 768–71.

Tiryakian, E. A. “Response to Harris.” Contemporary Sociology, vol. 32, no. 6, American Sociological Association, 2003.

Tiryakian, Edward A. “"On Discovering Durkheim," review essay of Durkheim, Textes, 3 vols..” Contemporary Sociology, vol. 6, no. 1, Jan. 1977.