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Sociologists' tales : contemporary narratives on sociological thought and practice

Author: Katherine Twamley; Mark Doidge; Andrea Scott
Publisher: Bristol, UK : Policy Press, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Sociologists' Tales brings together the thoughts and experiences of key UK sociologists from different generations of British sociology in reflecting on why they have chosen a career in sociology,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Katherine Twamley; Mark Doidge; Andrea Scott
ISBN: 9781447318675 1447318676 1447318668 9781447318668
OCLC Number: 891615862
Description: vii, 304 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1: What can sociology do? --
The sociologist as voyeur / Liza Schuster --
Why sociology? / Mark Featherstone --
Sociology as a science/technology of freedom / Zygmunt Bauman --
Why sociology matters / Anthony Giddens --
Passion, curiosity and integrity / Beverly Skeggs --
Sociology as democratic knowledge / John Holmwood --
Pushing at the boundaries of the discipline: politics, personal life and the psychosocial / Sasha Roseneil in conversation with Katherine Twamley --
Growing up as a sociologist in rural Shropshire / John D. Brewer --
On the right-of-way / Judith Burnett --
Living sociology / Les Back in conversation with Katherine Twamley --
Part 2: What does it mean to be a sociologist? --
Sociology for some, someone's sociology / Yvette Taylor --
Imagining social science / Ann Oakley --
From accidental to ambitious sociology / Linsey McGoey --
Sociographer by design? Boundary crossings and interdisciplinarity / Yvonne Robinson --
"I am a sociologist"; but what exactly is a sociologist and how do you become one? / Claire Maxwell --
Sociology: from committing to being? / Paul Hodkinson --
Drift, opportunity, and commitment: the shaping of a professional career / John Scott --
A passion for empirical sociology / Eileen Green --
Me, myself and sociology / Gayle Letherby --
Turning to the psychosocial: drawing on sociology to address societal issues / Ann Phoenix --
Part 3: How does one become a sociologist? --
A long haul / Berry Mayall --
Putting sociology to work in the NHS / Jocelyn Cornwell in conversation with Mark Doidge --
Clinging to the precipice: travails of a contract researcher in sociology / Mel Barley --
The pursuit of a sociological career overseas and the navigation of an outsider perspective / Lara Killick --
Tales from the field: applied policy research and the sociological imagination / Carol McNaughton Nicholls --
What sociology means to me: exploring, imagining and challenging / Kate Woodthorpe --
Social science which engages with the real world / Anthony Heath in conversation with Andrea Scott --
A sporting chance? Notes on an ongoing career in the sociology of sport / Richard Giulianotti --
Sociology: involvement and detatchment / Robert Mears --
A career spent orbiting sociology / Eric Harrison --
Researching children's lives: on becoming and being a sociologist in education / Daniela Sime --
Following my star / Jeffrey Weeks in conversation with Andrea Scott --
"The epoch of belief...the epoch of incredulity" / Howard Wollman.
Responsibility: edited by Katherine Twamley, Mark Doidge, Andrea Scott.

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"Sociology is not just a career or a discipline but a vocation and way of thinking, and Sociologists' Tales conveys this movingly at a time of increasing university neoliberalism." British Journal of Read more...

 
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