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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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The pursuit of a sociological career overseas and the navigation of an outsider perspective

The pursuit of a sociological career overseas and the navigation of an outsider perspective

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(p.205) Twenty-Four The pursuit of a sociological career overseas and the navigation of an outsider perspective
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Sociologists' Tales
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Lara Killick

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447318668.003.0024

The chapter discusses how globalisation has shaped academia and the career pathways open to sociologists (Maguire, 2005) and student trajectories which are increasingly varied, with ‘breaks’ between schooling more common and the emergence of ‘non-traditional’ student populations (Ross-Gordon, 2011). The author reflects on her own lived experiences of taking a road-less-travelled to an academic career and the challenges and opportunities presented by the pursuit of a sociological career outside of the UK. She encourages current and future sociology students to employ a global mindset when considering the range of opportunities open to early-career sociologists.

Keywords:   non-traditional student, global, positionality

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