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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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Sociologists' Tales

Judith Burnett

Policy Press

This chapter explores an ‘accidental’ entry into sociology as a career, and the emerging passion of the author’s interest in sociology and her ever-present negotiation of the identity/position of herself as ‘sociologist’. The chapter also discusses how social background impact on career trajectories, and offers advice for aspiring early career sociologists.

Keywords:   academic career, BSA, gender

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