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1940: The Resurgence of Gentlemanly Expertise in Post-war Britain

Mike Savage

in Identities and Social Change in Britain since 1940: The Politics of Method

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199587650
eISBN:
9780191740626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587650.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter introduces the idea of the ‘gentlemanly social sciences’ that dominated Great Britain not only in the first part of the twentieth century, but well into the 1950s. It shows that there ... More


Understanding Social Change

Anthony F. Heath, John Ermisch, and Duncan Gallie (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263143
eISBN:
9780191734939
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263143.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

These chapters not only describe the major changes in British society in recent years, but seek to understand and explain what is happening in British society. One of the themes running through this ... More


Opening Up the Black Box?: Sociologists and the Study of Schooling in India

Geetha B. Nambissan and S. Srinivasa Rao

in Sociology of Education in India: Changing Contours and Emerging Concerns

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198082866
eISBN:
9780199082254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198082866.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter examines the sociology of schooling in India, and describes the contours of this field of research. It highlights the failure to realize the full potential of sociological research in ... More


Neighborhood-Level Context and Health: Lessons from Sociology

Robert J. Sampson

in Neighborhoods and Health

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195138382
eISBN:
9780199865505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195138382.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

A new generation of neighborhood-level research has emerged in recent years to address the question of why so many health-related outcomes are concentrated ecologically. This chapter highlights the ... 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


The Sociology of Post-reform Russia

Mikhail K. Gorshkov

in Russia: The Challenges of Transformation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814785003
eISBN:
9780814785010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814785003.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter seeks to paint a portrait of contemporary Russian society, as the real social processes and attitudes of post-reform Russia suggest an open-ended state of “permanent transition” for ... More


For Humanist Sociology

Andrew Abbott

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/9780520251373.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter argues that instrumental and reflexive knowledge should be deployed together. It holds that the exclusion of reflexivity from any sociology would constitute a disastrous error. Sociology ... More


The Multilevel Contexts of Exiting Homelessness

Matthew D. Marr

in Better Must Come: Exiting Homelessness in Two Global Cities

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453380
eISBN:
9780801455544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453380.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This concluding chapter summarizes the theoretical implications of the study's findings in terms of sociological research on homelessness as well as critical urban studies of globalization and ... More


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