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For Public Sociology

Michael Burawoy

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/9780520251373.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

In its beginning sociology aspired to be such an angel of history, searching for order in the broken fragments of modernity, seeking to salvage the promise of progress. The 2004 ASA annual meetings, ... 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


The Field of Sociology: Its Power and Its Promise

Michael Burawoy

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/9780520251373.003.0017
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

Sociology in the United States has spanned three waves over the past 150 years. Now, in its third wave, it harnesses that science to its earlier moral concerns in order to give vitality to public ... More


Going Public: Doing the Sociology That Had No Name

Patricia Hill Collins

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/9780520251373.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

Identifying with public sociology, this chapter notes that those “who are most likely to commit to public sociology have had experiences that provide them with a distinctive view of social ... 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


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


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


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


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


Introduction: Exploring Intervention in the Social Sciences

Teun Zuiderent-Jerak

in Situated Intervention: Sociological Experiments in Health Care

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262029384
eISBN:
9780262329439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029384.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter explores the relationship between sociologists and their fields. This relation is strongly shaped by a dual fear that runs through the history of sociology: that of either losing ... More


From Public Sociology to Politicized Sociologist

Frances Fox Piven

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/9780520251373.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter deals with what kind of politics public sociology will encourage. It suggests a politicized sociology that is unashamed of the Left. The problem is not too little influence in the ... 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


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


Race critical scholarship and public engagement1

Karim Murji

in Racism, Policy and Politics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447319573
eISBN:
9781447319603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447319573.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter assesses a range of orientations to public engagement and critical race scholarship. There is no one correct way to be an engaged scholar, and each form contains some merit as well as ... More


Introduction

Mark Doidge, Katherine Twamley, and Andrea Scott

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/9781447318668.003.0034
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

Sociology is a vibrant discipline that elicits passionate responses from its practitioners. The Introduction situates the chapters of the book within the development of Sociology, particularly in ... More


Negotiating cohesion, inequality and change: Uncomfortable positions in local government

Hannah Jones

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781447310037
eISBN:
9781447310068
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447310037.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

How are multi-culture, inequality and belonging understood in the day-to-day thinking and practices of local government? Examining original empirical data, this book explores how local government ... More


The Sociologist and the Public Sphere

Immanuel Wallerstein

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/9780520251373.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter acknowledges the tension between instrumental and reflexive knowledge, between the knowledge of professional sociology and the knowledge of the organic public intellectual. It sees the ... More


Epilogue

Andrew Abbott

in Processual Sociology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226336596
eISBN:
9780226336763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226336763.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

The Epilogue makes an extended argument for the unification of empirical and normative research in sociology. The processual enactment of the social process creates openings for causal determination ... 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


The Strength of Weak Politics

Douglas S. Massey

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/9780520251373.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter is sympathetic to individual political participation but critical of collective participation by the discipline. It expresses worries that an engaged public sociology will erode ... More


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