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Public sociology : from social facts to literary acts

Author: Ben Agger
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2007.
Series: New social formations.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Examines the discourse of mainstream journal articles in sociology in order to understand the essentially conservative nature of mainstream sociology. This work develops a non-positivist version of  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ben Agger
ISBN: 9780742541054 0742541053 9780742541061 0742541061
OCLC Number: 76940021
Description: xv, 316 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Sociology as secret writing: lessons from postmodernism --
Learning discipline discursively --
Beginning science --
Method as the main text --
Concluding science --
"Maybe the reviewer is just dense": review and revision as argument --
Was sociology always like this? --
Sociological writing in the wake of postmodernism --
Has mainstream sociology gone public? --
Appendix: articles in sample --
Bibliography --
Index --
About the author.
Series Title: New social formations.
Responsibility: Ben Agger.
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