About the Author

Morris Janowitz (1919 - 1988) was an American sociologist and professor who made major contributions to sociological theory, the study of prejudice, urban issues, and patriotism. He was one of the founders of military sociology and made major contributions, along with Samuel Huntington, to the establishment of contemporary civil-military relations. He was a professor of sociology at the University of Michigan and the University of Chicago and held a five-year chairmanship of the Sociology Department at University of Chicago where he was the Lawrence A. Kimpton Distinguished Service Professor. He founded the Heritage of Sociology series at the University of Chicago Press and served as editor for twenty years.