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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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Introduction

Introduction

Chapter:
(p.1) Introduction
Source:
Sociologists' Tales
Author(s):

Mark Doidge

Katherine Twamley

Andrea Scott

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447318668.003.0034

Sociology is a vibrant discipline that elicits passionate responses from its practitioners. The Introduction situates the chapters of the book within the development of Sociology, particularly in relation to some of the critics of publically engaged sociological work. It also highlights the importance of C Wright Mills’s The Sociological Imagination. Alongside this inspiring book, wider social developments like feminism and the spirit of protests in 1968 are discussed. The chapter explains how Sociologists’ tales came about and outlines the structure of the book focussing on the importance of the discipline, what it means to be a sociologist and career advice.

Keywords:   public sociology, Sociological Imagination, C. Wright Mills, feminism

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