The Public Sociology Debate: Ethics and Engagement (BOK)

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In 2004, Michael Burawoy challenged sociologists to move beyond the ivory tower and into the realm of activism, to engage in public discourses about what society could or should be. His call to arms sparked intense debate among sociologists. Which side would "sociology" take? Who would define "the norm," and how could public sociology possibly speak for all sociologists?

In this volume, which opens with a foreword by Michael Burawoy, leading Canadian sociologists continue the debate by discussing not only how and why they should do sociology but also how ethical judgments influence sociological practice and the evaluation of research. Most importantly, they ask whether and under what circumstances sociologists should advocate for social change. Regardless of whether they focus on activism, research, theory, or teaching, the contributors offer insights into where the discipline is heading and why it matters to people inside and outside the university.

As public sociology claims a larger voice in public debates, questioning its methods and underlying mission becomes increasingly important. This rigorous and provocative volume lays the foundation for future conversations.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2014 Forlag
Turpin DEDS Orphans
ISBN 9780774826631 Antall sider 288
Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,9cm x 2,4cm Vekt 567 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Andre medvirkende Ariane Hanemaayer, Christopher J. Schneider
Emner og form Sociology, Ethical issues & debates