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Sociologists' TalesContemporary narratives on sociological thought and practice$
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Katherine Twamley, Mark Doidge, and Andrea Scott

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781447318668

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2015

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447318668.001.0001

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From accidental to ambitious sociology

From accidental to ambitious sociology

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(p.117) Thirteen From accidental to ambitious sociology
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Sociologists' Tales
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Linsey McGoey

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447318668.003.0013

This short, narrative account draws on the author’ s personal experiences as a freelance journalist, exploring the reasons for embarking on a career in sociology in the United Kingdom. Scholars such as C. Wright Mills and Foucault are touched upon.

Keywords:   journalism, sociology, power, privilege

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