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Practicing Social Science : Sociologists and their craft (Hardcover) (Devorah Kalekin-Fishman)

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How is the process of globalization effect changes in the structure of knowledge in sociology? This path-breaking volume looks at the human dimension of developments in the discipline by compiling a set of interviews that exemplify the life and work of a sociologist today. Their ideas and conceptualizations show to what extent a 'paradigm shift' has taken root, answering questions such as whether sociology still remains a differentiated, relatively autonomous social science. The chosen interviewees are about equally divided according to gender and have been selected from among professional sociologists in different parts of the globe, with an emphasis on areas that are under-represented in English publications, such as East Asia, Latin America, and Africa so as to enable a cross-cultural comparison. Analyses focuses on changes which are becoming clear from the on-going confrontation between 'traditional' sociology which emerged as a project of modernity, and the sociology practiced by sociologists who are called upon to adapt the discipline to the upheavals of the twenty-first century.
Number of Pages: 302
Genre: Social Science
Sub-Genre: History
Series Title: Public Intellectuals and the Sociology of Knowledge
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Devorah Kalekin-Fishman
Language: English
Street Date: December 8, 2016
TCIN: 52111021
UPC: 9781472419880
Item Number (DPCI): 248-41-5353
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