Dr Christopher  Husbands

Dr Christopher Husbands


Department of Sociology

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About me

Dr Christopher T Husbands is Emeritus Reader in Sociology at LSE. He has a doctorate in sociology from the University of Chicago.

His several past research interests have included the sociological aspects of lexicography and the history of British sociology. His current activities focus on translating into English from German. He has translated into English the 1867 work, Germany after the War of 1866, by Baron Wilhelm Emmanuel von Ketteler, then the Bishop of Mainz. He has also taken a particular interest in the work of the German sociologist, Werner Sombart (1863-1941), having co-translated and edited his 1906 work, Why Is There No Socialism in the United States? – a translation that was first published by Macmillan in 1976 and was reissued as a Routledge Revival in 2018. He has since translated into English a number of other works by Sombart, including The Industrial Worker Question (1904) and The Proletariat (1906).

His history of the teaching of sociology at the London School of Economics and Political Science was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2019. He has also carried out a considerable amount of research on racist political parties in several countries of western Europe and an assemblage of his articles on this subject covering the period from 1990 to 2008 was published in 2020 by Routledge in its series, Routledge Studies in Fascism and the Far Right.

He is a member of the British Sociological Association and also an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Linguists, having qualified in German. He was for over twenty years President of the LSE branch of the University and College Union (formerly the Association of University Teachers).

Recent Publications

Sociology at the London School of Economics and Political Science, 1904–2015 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019)

Reflections on the Extreme Right in Western Europe, 1990–2008 (Routledge, 2020)