H. Merrill Jackson Papers

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6 Linear Feet (6 SB)

H. Merrill Jackson was a social scientist who had an academic career from the 1950s through the 1990s. In 1953 Jackson conducted research on Vietnamese and African communities while abroad in Paris and Vietnam. From 1969-1970 he performed fieldwork in West Africa and the Caribbean and was a research fellow at the University of Ghana. Jackson joined the faculty at Wayne State in 1970 and taught at Monteith College in the Science of Society Division and with the School of Social Work. This collection contains Jackson’s research on relational theory, social change, folk and urban society, and peasant society. Also well represented is Jackson’s interest in marginalized groups, Black Power, and race relations. The collection also contains fieldwork from his time in Vietnam, France, the Caribbean, and West Africa and documents his pedagogy at Wayne State University’s Monteith College. The collection includes articles and working papers by Jackson; scholarly articles by his contemporaries; manuscript chapters on relational theory and related interviews with Robert Thomas; and course syllabi and lecture notes.

1953-1998 (bulk 1961-1979)
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