The study traces the development of Czech sociology to 1948, broken down into several periods: the period during which sociology established itself as an independent academic discipline (G. A. Lindner, T. G. Masaryk, the Catholic sociologists), the period of Masaryk’s students, who while they established departments of sociology only partly engaged in empirical sociology (I. A. Bláha, E. Chalupný, J. Král), and finally the period of the third pre-Marxist sociological generation, genuine practitioners in this field, separated into the "Brno" and the "Prague" schools of sociology. A detailed description is provided of the thus far little-known history of Czech sociology during the period of the Second World War, and the outline ends with a look at the short post-war existence of sociology and its termination after 1948.
Nešpor, Zdeněk R. 2007. Institucionální zázemí české sociologie před nástupem marxismu. Sociologické studie / Sociological Studies 07:2. Praha: Sociologický ústav AV ČR, v.v.i. 89 s. ISBN 978-80-7330-114-9.