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The making of a pioneer researcher: reflections from Peter Townsend’s life story

Paul Thompson

in Fighting poverty, inequality and injustice: A manifesto inspired by Peter Townsend

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847427151
eISBN:
9781447302353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427151.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter draws on over 17 hours of interviews conducted with Peter between 1997 and 1999. It reveals clear links between Peter's childhood and education and the kind of sociologist Peter Townsend ... More


From poverty to life chances: framing co-produced research in the Productive Margins programme

Sue Cohen, Allan Herbert, Nathan Evans, and Tove Samzelius

in The Impact of Co-Production: From Community Engagement To Social Justice

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447330288
eISBN:
9781447330332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447330288.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter talks about how to engage with co-produced research and participatory practices from a community perspective. It discusses how co-produced interdisciplinary research experiences and ... More


Passion, curiosity and integrity

Beverley Skeggs

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/9781447318668.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

In a world where metrics and quantification become the measure of our value, it is important to remind ourselves of our values. Why do we do sociology, but also what does sociology do to us? Do we ... More


Tales from the field: applied policy research and the sociological imagination

Carol McNaughton Nicholls

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/9781447318668.003.0025
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

Carol McNaughton Nicholls provides an outline of her career in sociology and shows how privileged she feels leading her research interests. The chapter offers a carefully deliberated advice section ... More


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