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Flawed System/Flawed Self: Job Searching and Unemployment Experiences

Ofer Sharone

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226073361
eISBN:
9780226073675
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226073675.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

American white-collar job seekers engage in the “chemistry game,” a set of job search practices premised on the idea that getting hired requires more than presenting one’s skills; it requires ... More


Sociology as a science/technology of freedom

Zygmunt Bauman

in Sociologists' Tales: Contemporary narratives on sociological thought and practice

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781447318668
eISBN:
9781447318682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447318668.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

In this chapter Zygmunt Bauman echoes Michael Burawoy’s call for ’public sociology’. The chapter makes an impassioned call for the importance of the discipline and to communicate changing society to ... More


Speaking to Publics

William Julius Wilson

in Public Sociology: Fifteen Eminent Sociologists Debate Politics and the Profession in the Twenty-first Century

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251373
eISBN:
9780520940758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251373.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter is sympathetic to Burawoy's position. It argues that it is not just the findings of sociological research that contribute to public discourse on issues such as persistent poverty, urban ... More


Speaking Truth to the Public, and Indirectly to Power

Arthur L. Stinchcombe

in Public Sociology: Fifteen Eminent Sociologists Debate Politics and the Profession in the Twenty-first Century

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251373
eISBN:
9780520940758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251373.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

If we do not value “the idle curiosity” of leading scholars and “stick them in ivory towers with tenure and without questions on the bottom line,” we will not have any truth to speak to power. This ... More


Public Sociology: Fifteen Eminent Sociologists Debate Politics and the Profession in the Twenty-first Century

Dan Clawson (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251373
eISBN:
9780520940758
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251373.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

In 2004, Michael Burawoy, speaking as president of the American Sociological Association, generated far-reaching controversy when he issued an ambitious and impassioned call for a “public sociology.” ... More


Introduction

Robert Zussman and Joya Misra

in Public Sociology: Fifteen Eminent Sociologists Debate Politics and the Profession in the Twenty-first Century

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251373
eISBN:
9780520940758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251373.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter introduces the themes and controversies of “public sociology,” focusing on Michael Burawoy. The 2004 meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA) was among the most successful ... More


Public Sociology and the End of Society

Alain Touraine

in Public Sociology: Fifteen Eminent Sociologists Debate Politics and the Profession in the Twenty-first Century

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251373
eISBN:
9780520940758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251373.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

Writing from the perspective of French sociology, this chapter holds that public sociology is in no sense peripheral to the sociological enterprise but is central to the theoretical and practical ... More


Stalled at the Altar?: Conflict, Hierarchy, and Compartmentalization in Burawoy’s Public Sociology

Sharon Hays

in Public Sociology: Fifteen Eminent Sociologists Debate Politics and the Profession in the Twenty-first Century

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251373
eISBN:
9780520940758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251373.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

Writing from the perspective of the United States, this chapter expresses some doubts on seeing public sociology as an already accomplished practice. It notes that Burawoy's public address is a ... More


If I Were the Goddess of Sociological Things

Judith Stacey

in Public Sociology: Fifteen Eminent Sociologists Debate Politics and the Profession in the Twenty-first Century

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251373
eISBN:
9780520940758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251373.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

Considering policies and practices in graduate admissions and curriculum; in hiring, teaching, assessment, and reward structures for faculty; and in the rhetoric and culture of sociological writing ... More


About Public Sociology

Orlando Patterson

in Public Sociology: Fifteen Eminent Sociologists Debate Politics and the Profession in the Twenty-first Century

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251373
eISBN:
9780520940758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251373.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter holds that Burawoy's conception of public sociology and reflexive knowledge is, at the same time, overly categorical—imposing sharp distinctions on a social world and ... More


Whose Public Sociology?: The Subaltern Speaks, but Who Is Listening?

Evelyn Nakano Glenn

in Public Sociology: Fifteen Eminent Sociologists Debate Politics and the Profession in the Twenty-first Century

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251373
eISBN:
9780520940758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251373.003.0015
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

Burawoy's focus on economics and political science as sociology's main competitors requires a “rhetorical sleight of hand that attributes his disciplinary selection criteria to space limitations” ... More


Introduction: Unemployment Experiences

Ofer Sharone

in Flawed System/Flawed Self: Job Searching and Unemployment Experiences

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226073361
eISBN:
9780226073675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226073675.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

The introduction sets forth the key questions this book will address concerning the causes and effects of different job-search strategies and unemployment experiences. It begins with a brief review ... More


Growing up as a sociologist in rural Shropshire

John D Brewer

in Sociologists' Tales: Contemporary narratives on sociological thought and practice

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781447318668
eISBN:
9781447318682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447318668.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter places an interest in sociology in its biographical context and stresses its role as a life enhancing and life changing discipline, one able to inform us about society and change the ... More


Transnational Encounters

Kathy Davis

in Dancing Tango: Passionate Encounters in a Globalizing World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814760291
eISBN:
9780814762912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814760291.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter treats tango as a contact zone for transnational encounters, whereby differently located people come together in a space that is “already invaded” by a history of affiliations across ... More


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