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Practice and progress : British sociology 1950-1980

Author: Philip Abrams; British Sociological Association. Annual Conference
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2018. ©1981
Series: Routledge library editions., British Sociological Association ;, v. 1.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Originally published in 1981 Practice and Progress is a collection examining the changes that have occurred in the theories, methodologies and practices of sociology, in the institutional and educational setting of the subject, and in British society. The themes pursued include the professionalization of sociology its development and standing in the universities; the impact on it of Marxism and feminism and the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Conference papers and proceedings
Congresses
Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Abrams; British Sociological Association. Annual Conference
ISBN: 9781351054140 1351054147 9781351054164 1351054163 9781351054157 1351054155 9781351054133 1351054139
OCLC Number: 1035762610
Description: 1 online resource (208 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Introduction; PART ONE INTELLECTUAL DEBATES AND INSTITUTIONAL CONTEXTS; 1 Professionalism in British Sociology; 2 Sociology as a Parasite: Some Vices and Virtues; 3 Oxbridge Sociology: the Development of Centres of Excellence?; 4 The Collapse of British Sociology?; PART TWO SOCIOLOGICAL KNOWLEDGE: CREATION AND PRACTICE; 5 The Social Construction of 'Positivism' and Its Significance in British Sociology, 1950-80; 6 The Anti-Quantitative Bias in Postwar British Sociology; 7 Towards a Rehabilitation of Data 8 W(h)ither Sociological Methodology?: Generalisation and Comparative Method9 Sociological Practice and Language; PART THREE MARXISM AND FEMINISM: RADICAL INTERVENTIONS IN SOCIOLOGY; 10 Sociologies and Marxisms: the Odd Couples; 11 The Division of Labour Revisited or Overcoming the Two Adams; Bibliography; Index
Series Title: Routledge library editions., British Sociological Association ;, v. 1.
Responsibility: edited by Philip Abrams, rosemary Deem, Janet Finch and Paul Rock.

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"Originally published in 1981 Practice and Progress is a collection examining the changes that have occurred in the theories, methodologies and practices of sociology, in the institutional and educational setting of the subject, and in British society. The themes pursued include the professionalization of sociology its development and standing in the universities; the impact on it of Marxism and feminism and the major debates over positivism and empiricism, quantitative methods, linguistic analysis; and numerous other crucial methodological and theoretical concerns."--

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