Yet I believe that this particular position as a sociologist
is an interesting vantage point from which to reflect on the current place of sociology in today's society, and to engage critically with the debate, recently renewed by Burawoy, about the relationship between sociology and its "publics." The "outside-the-box" attribute of such a position, to some extent, eases the grip of the "vested interests in disciplinary structures" (Braithwaite 2005:351).
The professional sociological habitus predicated by training in sociological theory will undoubtedly become more important as the trend continues for more and more sociologists
to become employed in interdisciplinary units, or as the trend continues for sociologists
to provide the core courses in the service capacity role for interdisciplinary programs.
if a Negro writer is going to listen to sociologists
Palmyra, Central Syria (SANA) _ A delegation of Danish sociologists
and intellectuals on Tuesday visited the historical city of Palmyra to get acquainted with its cultural and archeological heritage and to exchange information with Syrian intellectuals.
The Moroccan sociologist
affirmed that Algeria, which provides unconditional support for the Polisario, wants to create a dependent state in the Sahara to have hegemony over the region.
Rather than try to debunk the role of genes in behavior, writes Northwestern sociologist
Jeremy Freese, he is willing to concede that "behavioral geneticists are (roughly) correct in concluding that virtually every outcome sociologists
have cared to study about individuals is genetically 'heritable' to a nontrivial degree."
of the Chicago school, most notably W.
While my academic training is in the humanities, I like to hang out with sociologists
. I did my doctoral research in "Sp.
Peter Berger once quipped that if India is the most religious country in the world and Sweden the least, then the United States is "a nation of Indians ruled by Swedes." The irony is that the average Swede may know more about religion than the average American.
Rosemarie Skaine presents Female Suicide Bombers, a scholarly collective profile of women recruited to deliberately and knowingly sacrifice their lives in violent acts.
But contrary to his expectations, the Dutch sociologist
Ruut Veenhoven, editor of the Journal of Happiness Studies, found in a 2000 paper that a larger welfare state does not create "any well-being surplus.
Underpinning these, and indeed the whole book, is a socio-economic perspective--spatial political economy--the most influential spokesmen for which include the radical sociologist