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Public sociology : from social facts to literary acts

Author: Ben Agger
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2000.
Series: New social formations.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text looks at sociology as a social act in arguing for a public sociology that can more fully embrace and address crucial public issues. It describes how social science reproduces the existing  Read more...

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Agger, Ben.
Public sociology.
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2000
(OCoLC)654613691
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ben Agger
ISBN: 0847698408 9780847698400 0847698416 9780847698417
OCLC Number: 42680512
Description: xvii, 295 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Series Editor's Foreword / Charles Lemert --
1. Sociology as Secret Writing: Lessons from Postmodernism --
2. Learning Discipline Discursively --
3. Beginning Science --
4. Method as the Main Text --
5. Concluding Science --
6. "Maybe the Reviewer Is Just Dense": Review and Revision as Argument --
7. Was Sociology Always Like This? --
8. Sociological Writing in the Wake of Postmodernism.
Series Title: New social formations.
Responsibility: Ben Agger.

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This is a bold book. In the tradition of C. Wright Mills, Ben Agger wants a public sociology, a sociology that takes the lead in building a democratic public sphere. Showing us how to enter this new Read more...

 
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