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Sociology of Education in India: Changing Contours and Emerging Concerns

Geetha B. Nambissan and Srinivasa Rao (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198082866
eISBN:
9780199082254
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198082866.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This volume examines the history and research on the sociology of education (SoE) in India. It analyses the influence of culture, identities, structural inequalities, and poverty on education, and ... More


Introduction

Christian Smith

in Lost in Transition: The Dark Side of Emerging Adulthood

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199828029
eISBN:
9780199919475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199828029.003.0000
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This introductory chapter first sets out the purpose of the book, which is to expand our understanding of emerging adults (eighteen- to twenty-three-year-old Americans), as a means to help reflect on ... More


Shaping Sociological Imagination: The Importance of Theory

Piotr Sztompka

in Self, Social Structure, and Beliefs: Explorations in Sociology

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520241367
eISBN:
9780520937857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241367.003.0016
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter argues why explanatory theory should remain in the forefront of sociological teaching and not be put aside by other modes of theorizing. Inspired by Smelser's commitment to theorizing as ... More


Stifling the Sociological Imagination

Richard K. Fenn

in Beyond Idols: The Shape of a Secular Society

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195143690
eISBN:
9780199834174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195143698.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

A secular society makes up its rules and values as it goes along in a process of negotiation among a wide range of parties. A secular society allows free play for the Sacred and thus releases a wide ... More


C. Wright Mills and the Cuban Revolution: An Exercise in the Art of Sociological Imagination

A. Javier Treviño

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469633107
eISBN:
9781469633121
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633107.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

In C. Wright Mills and the Cuban Revolution, A. Javier Treviño reconsiders the opinions, perspectives, and insights of the Cubans that sociologist C. Wright Mills interviewed during his visit to the ... More


Taking It Big

Stanley Aronowitz

in Taking It Big: C. Wright Mills and the Making of Political Intellectuals

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231135412
eISBN:
9780231509503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231135412.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the political and intellectual direction of some of Mills' later writings. In these writings, Mills accomplishes his own summing up and takes the tendencies of his earlier work ... More


Introduction: Irish families in the sociological imagination

Jane Gray, Ruth Geraghty, and David Ralph

in Family rhythms: The changing textures of family life in Ireland

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719091513
eISBN:
9781526109972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091513.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter introduces the approach and plan of the book. It describes the distinctiveness of sociological perspectives on family life and locates the book in its contemporary context. Readers are ... More


Living sociology

Les Back and Katherine Twamley

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/9781447318668.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

In this interview Les Back reviews the opportunities and limitations faced by sociologists working today. Reflecting on his own research career he explores his key intellectual influences including ... 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


Thinking inside the box

Hannah Jones

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

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781447310037
eISBN:
9781447310068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447310037.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter brings together four key arguments of the book. Firstly, community cohesion policy is concerned with enabling citizens to behave in appropriate ways, and is a project of governmentality ... More


Negotiating cohesion, inequality and change

Hannah Jones

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

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781447310037
eISBN:
9781447310068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447310037.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Community cohesion policy is a collection of ideas, practices and texts which touches on a whole host of other subjects – difference, inequality and discrimination along lines of class, race, gender, ... More


The sociological imagination of rich and poor citizens

Daniel Edmiston

in Welfare, Inequality and Social Citizenship: Deprivation and Affluence in Austerity Britain

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447337461
eISBN:
9781447337508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447337461.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Overall, the general public tend to oppose excessive inequality and support a degree of redistribution as a matter of principle. However, differences in welfare attitudes are clearly observable ... More


Me, myself and sociology

Gayle Letherby

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/9781447318668.003.0019
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

In her chapter Gayle Letherby details her non-standard route into the academy and the impact of her educational experience on her identity more generally. She reflects on her career to date and on ... More


A sporting chance? Notes on an ongoing career in the sociology of sport

Richard Giulianotti

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/9781447318668.003.0028
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter explores the key features of sociology as a discipline, and provides the author’s personal reflections on becoming a sociologist, particularly in the specialist field of the sociology of ... More


Understanding citizen politics: a methodological overview

Matt Qvortrup

in The Politics of Participation: From Athens to E-Democracy

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719076589
eISBN:
9781781701560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719076589.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter develops an account of what is required for the study of political phenomena. Using a largely qualitative method, drawing on writers like C. Wright Mills, Richard Fenno, Clifford Geertz ... More


A Global Sociological Imagination

Alistair Fraser

in Urban Legends: Gang Identity in the Post-Industrial City

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780198728610
eISBN:
9780191795435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728610.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Chapter 2 sets out a vocabulary with which to pursue a locally grounded yet globally aware exploration of the gang in a global context. Highlighting three key areas missed by the ‘global gang’ ... More


Exploring civil society through a lifecourse approach

Sally Power

in Civil Society through the Lifecourse

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781447354833
eISBN:
9781447354857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447354833.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This introductory chapter outlines why this book is important. Drawing on Glen Elder’s work, it outlines five of the key principles of the lifecourse approach and how these apply to civil and ... More


The sociologist as voyeur

Liza Schuster

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/9781447318668.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

Liza Schuster reflects on the emotional labour involved in conducting ethnographies among vulnerable populations. She notes that the data do not speak for themselves, so that there is an obligation ... More


Conclusions

Javier Auyero and Katherine Sobering

in The Ambivalent State: Police-Criminal Collusion at the Urban Margins

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190915537
eISBN:
9780190915575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190915537.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Law, Crime and Deviance

Police-criminal collusion like that examined in this book is common throughout Latin America and around the globe. This conclusion moves beyond the case of Argentina to consider the implications of ... More


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