Sociology and sociologists : part of the solution or part of the problem?
Ratcliffe, Peter (2008) Sociology and sociologists : part of the solution or part of the problem? In: First ISA Forum of Sociology : Sociological Research and Public Debate, Barcelona, Spain, 05-08 Sep 2008 (Unpublished)Full text not available from this repository.
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This paper tackles the thorny issue of the place of the discipline in contemporary society. In particular, it examines the structural constraints that impact on the work we do as a profession. Those concerned with the area covered by RC05, for example, normally express commitment to an emancipatory project that seeks to empower those subject to oppressive forces & strive towards broader societal change. Indeed, this is enshrined in the RC05 mission statement. But what does this mean in practice? To what extent is our sphere of influence constrained by external forces, not least institutional monitoring/assessment regimes which are increasing central to modes/systems of state control? Does this ultimately mean that we flatter to deceive (ourselves as well as our ‘subjects’)?
|Item Type:||Conference Item (Paper)|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HM Sociology|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology|
|Official Date:||8 September 2008|
|Status:||Not Peer Reviewed|
|Conference Paper Type:||Paper|
|Title of Event:||First ISA Forum of Sociology : Sociological Research and Public Debate|
|Type of Event:||Conference|
|Location of Event:||Barcelona, Spain|
|Date(s) of Event:||05-08 Sep 2008|
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