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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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Sociology

Sociology

from committing to being?

Chapter:
(p.135) Sixteen Sociology
Source:
Sociologists' Tales
Author(s):

Paul Hodkinson

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447318668.003.0016

This chapter outlines the development of the author’s relationship with sociology, from early first points of contact with the subject, through emerging interests and identity as a student and the development of his academic career. The chapter dwells on questions about disciplinary overlap and blurriness and the eventual cementing of the author’s self-understanding and orientation as a sociologist. It also engages with a range of practical difficulties and dilemmas encountered during his career, dwelling on lessons learned and offering advice for those entering the field.

Keywords:   Sociology, career, identity, advice

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