I trust this is not entirely self-serving. Charles Kadushin, The American
Intellectual Elite, Little Brown, 1974, is still a good book covering some
of your interests.
At 09:33 AM 11/11/2001 +0000, Iain Lang wrote:
>I am planning a research project, and would like some advice. I want to
>look at how ideas spread from academic contexts into wider public
>discourses - at networks of innovation diffusion, broadly speaking.
>A lot of work that has been done on this type of topic has concerned
>technological or managerial ideas or innovations, but what I am
>interested in looking at are societal ideas - how ideas about society
>and politics spread in this way, for example from social science
>departments, or from poltical think-tanks. What kind of networks are
>involved in the spread of these ideas, and how might one research or
>Has anybody on socnet done any work along these lines, or does anybody
>know of work that has been done? I am particularly looking for
>suggestions regarding the methodology of such research, but any comments
>or advice or references would be welcome at this stage.