Monographic Regional Interwar Research: the Case of Banat Cover Image

Cercetarea monografică regională interbelică: cazul bănăţean
Monographic Regional Interwar Research: the Case of Banat

Author(s): Carmen Albert
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Editura Eikon
Keywords: Monographic Campaigns; Social Institute Banat-Crişana; Cornel Grofşorean; Applied Research; Archive̕ s Documents.

Summary/Abstract: In the interwar Romania, Dimitrie Gusti and his collaborators founded The Sociological School of Bucharest, based on monography as research and intervention method. In Banat, the monographical research was institutionalised through Social Institute Banat-Crişana who, due to its performances and its presence in this region’s culture, becomes a true landmark of Banat culture and an institution that gave individuality to this province. Our paper intends to analyse the way in which Sociological School of Bucharest influenced the monographical research in different regions of Romania with a focus on Social Institute Banat-Crişana and its leader, Cornel Grofşorean. We’ll analyze moments like: creation, the option for a research method, its journal, creation of Royal Foundation branches and also the manner in which the professional and personal relationship between Grofşorean and Dimitrie Gusti influenced this institution. Using qualitative content analysis on archive documents, our paper reveals the influence that Sociological School of Bucharest had on Social Institute Banat-Crişana and also the regional specificity of this institute. The monographical method proposed by Gusti receives in Banat some different attributes that makes it different from the original method. Through this paper we intend to offer a better knowledge of Social Institute Banat-Crişana and a better representation of this institution on the map of interwar Romanian sociology.

  • Issue Year: 10/2012
  • Issue No: 02
  • Page Range: 64-72
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Romanian