Trends en lotgevallen. Mens en Maatschappij in de afgelopen vijfentwintig jaar

W.A. Arts

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    Mens & Maatschappij¿ is not only the oldest social science journal in the Netherlands (birth date 1925), but also one of the oldest in the world. Celebrating its fiftieth anniversary, Swanborn (1975) published the results of a content analysis of the volumes of M&M in the period 1925-1974. This article, on the occasion of its seventy-fifth anniversary, is a follow up of his research covering the next twenty-five years. The most important trends in the period 1975-1999 were: (1) a decline of the number of (very) long articles; (2) a strong shift from articles concerned with programmatic and methodological issues towards problem-oriented papers; (3) a transition from a theoretical-reflective towards an empirical-theoretical tradition; (3) a continuing increase of sociological articles at the expense of articles from the other social and behavioural sciences; (4) a shift in the problem oriented articles from social inequality as the dominant key problem towards social cohesion; (5) a strong development away from articles based on the study of literature towards articles based on survey research.
    Original languageDutch
    Pages (from-to)151-162
    JournalMens en Maatschappij
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2000

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