A forgotten researcher: D.C. Georgescu

Sfera Politicii. 2013;XXI(175 (3)):56-69


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Journal Title: Sfera Politicii

ISSN: 1221-6720 (Print)

Publisher: Fundatia Orient Expres

LCC Subject Category: Political science: Political science (General)

Country of publisher: Romania

Language of fulltext: English, Romanian

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Florentina Ţone


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Abstract | Full Text

This paper deals with a paradox: the fact that today Dumitru C. Georgescu – the only researcher that took part in every monographic campaign organized by the sociologist Dimitrie Gusti in rural Romania, in 1920-1930 – is practically anonymous. Coming from the Faculty of Medicine (Bucharest), D.C. Georgescu played, in fact, an essential part in the shaping and development of Gusti’s theoretical perspective when it came to the „biological frame” of the village. In addition, he was the sole member of the biological team who left written traces of his participation in the campaigns: Georgescu published numerous studies on rural demography, rural morbidity, peasant households, nutrition habits of the peasantry.