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Hill, Michael R. 1989/2009. “What It Means To Be a Humanist Sociologist: A Socioautobiographical Perspective.” Invited presentation to the Sociology Club, Department of Sociology, Kearney State College, Kearney, Nebraska, December 5.


Copyright 1989/2009 Michael R. Hill


I am delighted to speak to you as a representative of the Association for Humanist Sociology. It is my purpose today to acquaint you with the Association for Humanist Sociology, to prompt your queries about the Association, and to answer your questions concerning the ways in which our organization supports the humanist values and professional interests of students and practicing sociologists across the country. Prior to talking about the “nuts and bolts” of the Association’s history and member services, however, I turn to my central topic for today: a socioautobiographical perspective on what it means to be a humanist sociologist.