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Hill, Michael R. 2006. “Bio-Bibliography: John Barron Mays (1914-1987).” Sociological Origins 4 (Spring): 111-114.
John Barron Mays developed a humane sociological perspective with multiple roots, including formal training in English, firsthand experience in a settlement house, a distinguished university professorship in sociology, and lifelong work as an active poet. Mays’ felicitous professional publications often spoke not only to university colleagues but also to constituencies beyond the halls of academe on a series of interrelated topics, including adolescence, criminology, education, urban life, and poetry.