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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 for some, someone’s sociology…

Sociology for some, someone’s sociology…

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Sociologists' Tales

Yvette Taylor

Policy Press

This chapter discusses the complexity of professional identity and how it is represented and misrepresented. It invites the reader to disrupt the discipline through one’s academic career and challenge social inequalities, both inside and outside the academy. Yvette Taylor discusses her own educational trajectory and identifies how it misrepresents her achievements. The chapter also discusses the personal aspect of the academic in the formation of the professional career. The chapter concludes with two examples of the anxiety and conflict of early career academics’ personal stories.

Keywords:   professional identity, feminism, career advice, public sociology, queer sociology

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