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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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(p.135) Sixteen Sociology
Sociologists' Tales

Paul Hodkinson

Policy Press

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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