Tocqueville in New Orleans... before and after Katrina

Journal Article (Academic Article)

Alexis de Tocqueville arrived in New Orleans on New Year's Day 1832 and in his very brief stay made wide-ranging observations. His field work involved setting an historical context, noting the social institutions operative, and taking into account the normative aspects of social interaction. His one-night stand in New Orleans is a model for sociologists today to make the most of the location of their professional meetings, such as post-Katrina New Orleans.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Tiryakian, EA

Published Date

  • 2006

Published In

  • Sociation Today

Volume / Issue

  • 4 / 1

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