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Amos H. Hawley was born in 1910 in St. Louis, Missouri. He acquired the BA degree from the University of Cincinnati (1936) and the MA (1938) and PhD (1941) degrees from the University of Michigan. He stayed on at the University of Michigan as a faculty member until 1961. Professor Hawley joined the faculty of the University of North Carolina in 1966, becoming Kenan Professor of Sociology in 1970. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, past president of the Population Association of America (1971) and the American Sociological Association (1978). He is the author of over 150 articles and books.

Hawley was the major theorist in human ecology during the period from 1950, when he published Human Ecology: A Theory ...

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