Earle Edward Eubank

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Earle Edward Eubank (* 1887 in Columbia , Missouri , † 1945 in Sharpes , Florida ) was an American sociologist who tried to harness sociological knowledge for social work .

Eubank studied with William Isaac Thomas and Robert Ezra Park at the University of Chicago , where he received his Ph.D. received his doctorate. After teaching at various universities, he became a professor of sociology at the University of Cincinnati in 1921 , which he remained until his death. From 1923 to 1931 he was also the founding director of the School of Social Work at the University of Cincinnati.

In addition to researching pressing social problems of time, Eubank's work was aimed at developing a system of basic sociological terms that should enable general understanding among sociologists.

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  • A Study of Family Desertion (1916, dissertation)
  • The Concepts of Sociology (1928, 1932)
  • The Consequences of Unemployment in Cincinnati (1933).


  • L. Braude: Eubank, Earle Edward In: Wilhelm Bernsdorf, Horst Knospe (Hrsg.): Internationales Soziologenlexikon. Volume 1: Articles on sociologists who died by the end of 1969. 2nd revised edition. Enke, Stuttgart 1980, p. 116.
  • Dirk Käsler : Sociological Adventure. Earle Edward Eubank visits European sociologists in the summer of 1934 , Opladen: Westdeutscher Verlag, 1985, ISBN 3-531-11781-5

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