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Handbook of public sociology

Author: Vincent Jeffries
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2009.
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Public sociology--an approach to sociology that aims to communicate with and actively engage wider audiences--has been one of the most widely discussed topics in the discipline in recent years. The Handbook of Public Sociology presents a comprehensive look at every facet of public sociology in theory and practice. It pays particular attention to how public sociology can complement more traditional types of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Handbook of public sociology.
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2009
(DLC) 2009004561
(OCoLC)310714415
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Vincent Jeffries
ISBN: 9780742566484 074256648X
OCLC Number: 436286362
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 496 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Redefining the nature and future of sociology : toward a holistic sociology / Vincent Jeffries --
Burawoy's holistic sociology and Sorokin's "integralism" : a conversation of ideas / Lawrence T. Nichols --
Rethinking Burawoy's public sociology : a post-empiricist reconstruction / Raymond A. Morrow --
Social justice and critical public sociology / Joe Feagin, Sean Elias, and Jennifer Mueller --
Public sociology and the future : the possible, the probable, and the preferable / Wendell Bell --
The scientific system of public sociology : the exemplar of Pitirim A. Sorokin's social thought / Vincent Jeffries --
A sociology for public sociology : some needed disciplinary changes for creating public sociology / Herbert J. Gans --
Some suggested standards for distinguishing between good and bad public sociology / Norval D. Glenn --
On writing public sociology : accountability through accessibility, dialogue, and relevance / Damon Mayrl and Laurel Westbrook --
Recapturing the sociological imagination : the challenge for public sociology / Frank Furedi --
Presenting sociology's four "faces" : problems and prospects for the high school course / Michael DeCesare --
Teaching and public sociology / Caroline Hodges Persell --
From data to drama : returning research to convicted survivors / Elizabeth Dermody Leonard --
Integrating the four sociologies : the "Baigou project" in China / Lina Hu --
Becoming public sociology : indigenous nations, dialogue, and change / Stephen Cornell --
Talking about racial disparities in imprisonment : a reflection on experiences in Wisconsin / Pamela E. Oliver --
Public membership on medical licensing boards : an integrated public and professional project / Ruth Horowitz --
Counting the deaths in Darfur : pitfalls on the pathway to a public sociology / Bill McCarthy and John Hagan --
Engaged social movement scholarship / Robert Kleidman --
Public sociology and universal human rights / Rhoda E. Howard-Hassmann --
Altruism, apology, forgiveness, and reconciliation as public sociology / Samuel P. Oliner --
A public sociology for a global age : recovering the political / Saskia Sassen --
Global altruism : some considerations / Edward A. Tiryakian --
Futures in the making : sociological practice and challenge / Barbara Adam --
The public sociology wars / Michael Burawoy.
Responsibility: edited by Vincent Jeffries.

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Public sociology--an approach to sociology that aims to communicate with and actively engage wider audiences--has been one of the most widely discussed topics in the discipline in recent years. The Handbook of Public Sociology presents a comprehensive look at every facet of public sociology in theory and practice. It pays particular attention to how public sociology can complement more traditional types of sociological practice to advance both the analytical power of the discipline and its ability to benefit society. The volume features contributions from a stellar list of authors, including s.

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