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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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Me, myself and sociology

Me, myself and sociology

Chapter:
(p.163) Nineteen Me, myself and sociology
Source:
Sociologists' Tales
Author(s):

Gayle Letherby

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447318668.003.0019

In her chapter Gayle Letherby details her non-standard route into the academy and the impact of her educational experience on her identity more generally. She reflects on her career to date and on her extra-curricular activities, including her relationship with and work within the British Sociological Association (BSA). Her particular ‘sociological imagination’ includes the adoption of a feminist auto/biographical research approach and here Letherby consider how this has played out in the research and writing she has undertaken which includes work in the areas of reproductive and non/parental identity and method, methodology and epistemology. Overall, Letherby is concerned with opportunities, challenges, privilege and critique.

Keywords:   auto/ biography, feminism, sociological imagination, career, BSA, research, writing

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