Stinchcombe

Our prejudices are not good guides to intellectual quality. The use of classics as identifying badges tends to produce sects rather than open intellectual communities. The badges tend to become boundaries rather than guides (Stinchcombe, 1982: 7).

— Stinchcombe, A. (1982). Should sociologists forget their mothers and fathers. The American Sociologist 17, 2-11.

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