Cavan, Ruth Shonle

Works by Cavan

Books (chronological)

1928. Suicide. ( The University of Chicago Sociology Series. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 1 > S McCabe HV6545 .C4 2 > B CanadayHV6545 .C27
1929. Business Girls: A Study of Their Interests and Problems. Monograph No. 3. Chicago: Religious Education Association.
1934. White House Conference on Child Health and Protection. Sect. III: Education and Training. Committee on the Family and Parent Education. The adolescent in the family : a study of personality development in the home environment; report of the subcommittee on the function of home activities in the education of the child / E.W. Burgess, PH. D., chairman, White House conference on child health and protection. (New York ; London : D. Appleton Century company, [c1934]) 1 > B Canaday392 W58 . Reprinted, Arno, 1972
1942. The family (New York : Thomas Y. Crowell company, 1942). 1 > H Magill HQ728 .C3
1948. Criminology.( New York: Thomas Y. Crowell. 3rd ed. 1962).
1953.The American Family. (New York: Thomas Y. Crowell. 4th ed. 1969).
1959. American Marriage. (New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1959)
1960. ____.ed. Marriage and Family in the Modern World: A Book of Readings. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell. 3rd 1969.
1962. Juvenile Delinquency: Development, Treatment, Control. (Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1962) S McCabe HV9069 .C35
Articles (chronological)


1924. "The Christianizing Process Among Preliterate Peoples." Journal of Religion 4 (May): 261-280. [Sw. yes]
1925. "Peyote, The Giver of Visions." American Anthropologist 27 (January-March): 53-75. [Sw. yes]
1948. "Family Life and Family Substitutes in Old Age." American Sociological Review14 (February): 71-83.
1952. "Adjustment Problems of the Older Woman." Marriage and Family Living 14 (February): l6-l8.[ Sw has 3- 25 1941-1963
1956. "Family Tensions Between the Old and the Middle-Aged." Marriage and Family Living 18 (November): 323-327.
1961. "The Concepts of Tolerance and Contraculture as Applied to Delinquency." Sociological Quarterly 2 (October): 243-258.[ B Canaday HM1 .S69 LIB. HAS: 12- 1971-] NO
1962a. "Self and Role Adjustment During Old Age." In Human Behavior and Social Process: An Interactionist Approach, edited by Arnold Rose, pp. S26-536. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. [S McCabe HM131 .R78]
1964. "Underworld, Conventional and Ideological Crime." Journal of Criminal Law, Criminology and Police Science 55 (June): 235-240.[Tripod no]
1964 _____ed. 1964 Readings in Juvenile Delinquency. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott. 1 > H Magill HV9061 .C37
1966_____ed. 1976. "Communes: Historical and Contemporary." Special issue. International Review of Modern Sociology 6 (Spring): 1-226. [tri no]
197l." Cultural Pattems, Functions, and Dysfunctions of Endogamy and Intermarriage." International Journal of Sociology of the Family I (May): 10-24. [Tripod no]
1970. "Concepts and Terminology in Interreligious Marriage." Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 9 (Winter): 311-320 [Sw. has]
1971. "Jewish Student Attitudes Toward Interreligious and Intra-Jewish Marriage." American Journal of Sociology 76 (May): l064-1071
1971. "Interreligious Marriage: Official Religious Policies and Individual Mate Choice in the United States." International Journal of Sociology of the Family 1 (March): 83-93.
1971. "A Dating-Marriage Scale of Religious Social Distance." Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 10 (Summer): 93-100.
1976. " Communes: Historical and Contemporary," International Review of Modern Sociology; 6, 1( spring, 1976): 1-11. [summary available Sociological Abstracts]
1977. "From Social Movement to Organized Society: The Case of the Anabaptists." Journal of Voluntary Action Research 6:105-Ill. [Summary available Sociological Abstracts]
1978. "The Future of a Historic Commune: Amana." International Review of Modern Sociology 8 (January-June): 89-101. [summary available Sociological Abstracts]
1978. "Roles of the Old in Personal and Impersonal Societies." The Family Coordinator 27 (October): 315-319. [summary available Sociological Abstracts]
1979. Cavan, Ruth Shonle, 1896- Personal adjustment in old age... [et al.](New York : Arno Press, 1979. 1 > B CanadayHQ1061 .C36 1979
1981. "The Contrasting Roles of Women at Oneida Community, the Midwestern Frontier, and the Urban East in the Mid-Nineteenth Century." Communal Societies 1: 67-88.
1983. " The Family in Communes: An Overview, " International Journal of-Sociology of the Family 13, 2, ( autumn, 1983): 3-15. [summary available Sociological Abstracts]
1983. " Select Bibliography on Communal Families and Care of Children," International-Journal-of-Sociology-of-the-Family 13, 2, autumn, 1983): 97-107 [summary available Sociological Abstracts]
1983. "The Chicago School of Sociology, 1918-1933," Urban Life, 11, 4, Jan, 1983): 407-420. [summary available Sociological Abstracts]
1984. "Analysis of Health Practices Among the Amish with Reference to Boundary Maintenance." Communal Societies 4 (Fall): 67-73. [Sw. 1987-
1984. "Public and Private Areas and the Survival of Communal Subsocieties." Journal of Voluntary Action Research 13: 46-58. [summary available Sociological Abstracts]
Coauthored Works
Cavan, Ruth Shonle, Ernest W. Burgess, H. Goldhamer, and R. J. Havighurst. 1949. Personal Adjustment in Old Age. Chicago: Science Research Associates. Reprinted, Ayer, 1979.
Cavan, Ruth Shonle, and Jordan T. Cavan. 1927. "The Attitude of Young Business Women Toward Home and Married Life." Religious Education 22 (October): 817-820. [Sw has 4-45 1910-1950]
_____1955. "World Trends in Criminology," Federal Probation 19 (December): 42-47.
_____1929. "Education and the Business Girl," Journal of Educational Sociology 3 (October): 83-93. [Tripod no]
_____1932. Building a Girl's Personality: A Social Psychology of Later Girlhood. (New York: Abingdon Press, 1932).
 _____1968. Delinquency and crime; cross-cultural perspectives (Philadelphia, Lippincott [1968] Cavan, Jordan True, 1891- joint author.1 > S McCabe HV9069 .C3
_____eds. 1971. "Intermarriage in a Comparative Perspective." Special issue. International Journal of Sociology of the Family 1 (May): 1-165. -
Cavan, Ruth Shonle, and Man Singh Das, eds.. Communes: Historical and Contemporary. New Delhi: Vikas, 1979)
Cavan, Ruth Shonle, and Theodore Ferdinand. Juvenile Delinquency. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1981.
Cavan, Ruth Shonle, and Katherine H. Ranck. 1938. The Family and the Depression. A Study of One Hundred Chicago Families. Social Science Studies, directed by the Social Science Research Committee of the University of Chicago, No.35. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Also (New York, Arno Press, 1971 [c1938]).1 > S McCabe HQ557.C5 C381971; > B CanadayHQ728 .C34; > B CanadayHQ728 .C35 c.2
Cavan, Ruth Shonle, and Eugene Zemans. 1958. "Marital Relationships of Prisoners in Twenty-eight Countries." Journal of Criminal Law, Criminology, and Police Science 49 (July-August): 133-139.
Levering, Johnson, Ruth Shonle Cavan; and Eugene S. Zemans. 1963. Chicago Police Lockups: A History of Reform in Police Handling of Persons in Detention, 1947- 1962. Chicago: John Howard Association.

Zemans, Eugene, and Ruth Shonle Cavan. 1958. "Marital Relationships of Prisoners." Journal of Criminal Law, Criminology, and Police Science 49 (May-June): 50-57.

Works about Cavan

Bulmer, Martin., The Chicago school of sociology : institutionalization, diversity, and the rise of sociological research (Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1984. [misc. references]

Cavan,-Ruth-Shonle, "The Chicago School of Sociology, 1918-1933," Urban Life 1983, 11, 4 (Jan, 1983): 407-420.

Deegan, Mary Jo, "Ruth Shonle Cavan, " in Women in sociology : a bio-bibliographical sourcebook ( New York : Greenwood Press, 1991)

Ferdinand, Theodore , "Ruth Shonle Cavan: An Intellectual Portait, " Sociological Inquiry. 58 (Fall , 1988): 337-43 [Abstract in Sociofile]

Moyer, Imogene L., "The Life and Works of Ruth Shonie Cavan: Pioneer Woman," Journal of crime & justice , 1988.. [Tripod no]



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