Photo of Jennifer PlattJennifer Platt
Emeritus Professor

Selected publications


Platt, Jennifer (2016) Recent ASA presidents and ‘top’ journals: observed publication patterns, alleged cartels and varying careers. American Sociologist, 47 (4). pp. 459-485. ISSN 0003-1232

Platt, Jennifer (2010) ISA presidents and their presidential addresses. International Sociological Association website.

Platt, Jennifer (2009) Response to Joint Review by Ray Pahl. Sociology, 43 (4). pp. 773-774. ISSN 00380385

Platt, Jennifer (2008) British sociological textbooks from 1949. Current Sociology, 56 (2). pp. 165-182. ISSN 00113921

Platt, Jennifer (2008) Introduction. Current Sociology, 56 (2). pp. 147-164. ISSN 00113921

Platt, Jennifer (2008) [Review] Anthony J. Blasi (2005) Diverse histories of American sociology; John Germov and Tara Renae McGee (2005) Histories of Australian sociology. Journal of the History of the Behavioural Sciences, 44 (2). pp. 191-193. ISSN 0022-5061

Platt, Jennifer (2007) The women's movement and British journal articles, 1950-2004. Sociology, 41 (5). pp. 961-975. ISSN 00380385

Platt, Jennifer (2006) How distinctive are Canadian research methods? Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology, 42 (2). pp. 205-231. ISSN 00084948

Platt, Jennifer (2004) [Review] Carol R. Ember and Melvin Ember (2001) Cross-cultural research methods; Michael Burawoy, et al (2001) Global ethnography; Jürgen H. P. Hoffmeyer-Zlotnik and Christof Wolf, ed. (2003) Advances in cross-national comparison: a European working book for demographic and socio-economic variables; James Mahoney and Dietrich Rueschemeyer, eds. (2003) Comparative historical analysis in the social sciences. International Sociology, 19 (3). pp. 385-389. ISSN 0268-5809

Platt, Jennifer (2004) Women's and men's careers in British sociology. British Journal of Sociology, 55 (2). pp. 187-210. ISSN 0007-1315

Platt, Jennifer (2000) Women in the British sociological labour market 1960 - 1995. Sociological Research Online, 4 (4). p. 23. ISSN 13607804

Platt, Jennifer (1994) The Chicago School and firsthand data. History of the Human Sciences, 7 (1). pp. 57-80. ISSN 09526951

Platt, Jennifer (1983) The development of the 'participant observation' method in sociology: origin myth and history. Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences, 19 (4). pp. 379-393. ISSN 15206696


Platt, Jennifer (2003) The British Sociological Association: a sociological history. Routledge, London. ISBN 9781903457061

Platt, Jennifer (2002) Fifty years of the International Social Science Council. International Social Science Council, Paris. ISBN 9789291070008

Platt, Jennifer (1998) A brief history of the ISA: 1948 - 1997. International Sociological Association, p. 74. ISBN 9788460577478

Platt, Jennifer (1996) A history of sociological research methods in America 1920 -1960. Ideas in Context . Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, p. 333. ISBN 9780521646499

Book Section

Platt, Jennifer (2010) Sociology. In: Backhouse, RE (ed.) The History of the Social Sciences Since 1945. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 102-135. ISBN 9780521889063

Platt, Jennifer (2010) Transatlantic Voyages and National Sociologies. In: Schrecker, Cherry (ed.) Transatlantic Voyages and Sociology: The Migration and Development of Ideas. Rethinking Classical Sociology . Ashgate, Farnham and Burlington, VT, pp. 53-68. ISBN 9780754676171

Platt, Jennifer (2003) Participant observation. In: Lewis-Beck, Michael S, Bryman, Alan and Liao, Tim Futing (eds.) The Sage encyclopedia of social science research methods. SAGE Publications, Inc.. ISBN 9780761923633

Platt, Jennifer (2002) The history of the interview. In: Gubrium, F and Holstein, J A (eds.) Handbook of Interview Research: Context and Method. SAGE Publications, Thousand Oaks, CA. ISBN 9780761919513

Platt, Jennifer (2001) National Needs for the Sociological Archive - and the British Situation. In: Mucha, Janusz, Kaesler, Dirk and Winclawski, Wlodimierz (eds.) Mirrors and Windows: Essays in the History of Sociology. Nicholas Copernicus University Press, Torun, pp. 311-325. ISBN 9788323112914

Platt, Jennifer (2001) Social survey. In: Outhwaite, W (ed.) The Blackwell Dictionary of Modern Social Thought. Wiley, Oxford. ISBN 9780631221647

Platt, J and Isard, P (1999) Migration and Globalisation in intellectual life: a case study of the post-1956 exodus from Hungary. In: Brah, Avtar, Hickman, Mary J and Mac an Ghaill, Mairtin (eds.) Unset Global Futures: Migration Environment and Globalization, pp. 210-232. ISBN 0-333-71775-9