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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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Clinging to the precipice

Clinging to the precipice

travails of a contract researcher in sociology

(p.197) Twenty-Three Clinging to the precipice
Sociologists' Tales

Mel Bartley

Policy Press

This chapter tells a story that is now common but was less so when experienced by the author. It describes 30-odd years of work in sociology and social epidemiology entirely spent on short term contracts.

Keywords:   insecurity, careers, heath inequality, unemployment

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