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Sociologists' tales : contemporary narratives on sociological thought and practice

Author: Katherine Twamley
Publisher: 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : 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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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Sociologists' tales : contemporary narratives on sociological thought and practice
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Katherine Twamley
OCLC Number: 943063792
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Contents: Foreword ~ Judith Mudd;Introduction ~ Mark Doidge, Katherine Twamley and Andrea Scott;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 ~ Beverley 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 Bartley;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 detachment ~ 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.

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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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