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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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Sociology as democratic knowledge

Sociology as democratic knowledge

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(p.49) Six Sociology as democratic knowledge
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Sociologists' Tales
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John Holmwood

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447318668.003.0006

The chapter charts a personal biography and the changing context of sociology from the post-Robbins university expansion, the impact of feminism and other social movements, and through to the emergence of Thatcherism and the recent neo-liberalisation of the university. It calls for a renewed engagement with sociology as a form of democratic knowledge at the service of publics rather than the state or the market.

Keywords:   citizenship, feminism, inequality, Marxism, neo-liberalism, Robbins Report, Thatcherism

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