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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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Sociographer by design? Boundary crossings and interdisciplinarity

Sociographer by design? Boundary crossings and interdisciplinarity

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(p.123) Fourteen Sociographer by design? Boundary crossings and interdisciplinarity
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Sociologists' Tales
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Yvonne Robinson

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447318668.003.0014

This chapter presents reflections on the author’ s career to date, as a geographer, working across sociological disciplines. The author explores the various insights she has gleaned from sociology, highlighting its influence on First and Second degree as well as her motivations for starting an academic career as a social researcher. Questions of disciplinary identity and the challenges created through a sense of (un)belonging are also brought into focus. The aim of the chapter is to show how crossing boundaries between disciplines reinvents as well as sustains disciplinary identity, and proves a useful gateway through which to open up connections to new spaces and working environments.

Keywords:   sociology, geography, boundary crossing, career, social research

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