Public Sociology: Proceedings of the Anniversary Conference Celebrating Ten Years of Sociology in Aalborg

Public Sociology: Proceedings of the Anniversary Conference Celebrating Ten Years of Sociology in Aalborg

by Ottar Brox, Keith Tester, Bent Flyvbjerg, James Rule
     
 

What is the role of sociology in society? How can - and should - sociology contribute with insights relevant and useful to the outside world? Is sociology attuned to accommodate the demands of the wider public and of surrounding society? Who benefits from the knowledge produced and provided by sociology? What are the social implications and cultural effects of the… See more details below

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What is the role of sociology in society? How can - and should - sociology contribute with insights relevant and useful to the outside world? Is sociology attuned to accommodate the demands of the wider public and of surrounding society? Who benefits from the knowledge produced and provided by sociology? What are the social implications and cultural effects of the knowledge sociology provides and creates? All of these questions, and many others, concern and centre on sociology's relationship to the surrounding society, in short to the ´public´. The chapters included in this book are all manuscripts presented by invited keynote speakers at the tenth year anniversary conference of the Sociology Program at Aalborg University. The collection of essays in this book is complied and edited by Michael Hviid Jacobsen (b. 1971), Associate Professor and Director of Studies of the Sociology Program at Aalborg University. He has for several years been involved in writing on and debating the relevance of sociology to the public.

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ISBN-13:
9788773079331
Publisher:
Aalborg University Press
Publication date:
04/10/2008
Pages:
187

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