The Craft of Sociology

The work of the French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu has emerged, over the last two decades, as one of the most substantial and innovative bodies of theory and research in contemporary social science.

Author: Pierre Bourdieu

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110119404

Category: Philosophy

Page: 271

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The work of the French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu has emerged, over the last two decades, as one of the most substantial and innovative bodies of theory and research in contemporary social science. The Craft of Sociology, both a textbook and an original contribution to epistemology in social science, focuses on a basic problem of sociological research: the necessity of an epistemological break with the preconstructed objects social practice offers to the researcher. Pierre Bourdieu and his co-authors argue in the epistemological tradition of scholars like Bachelard, Canguilhem, Koyre, a tradition that identifies the construction of the object as being the fundamental scientific act. Their way of discussing the issue makes it accessible not only to academics and experts of epistemology, but also to advanced students of social science, using for illustration a wide range of texts from the various social sciences as well as from philosophy of science. The book includes an interview with Pierre Bourdieu and an introduction by the editor to his sociological methodology.

The Craft of Sociology

The work of the French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu has emerged, over the last two decades, as one of the most substantial and innovative bodies of theory and research in contemporary social science.

Author: Professor Pierre Bourdieu

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3111809838

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Page: 271

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The work of the French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu has emerged, over the last two decades, as one of the most substantial and innovative bodies of theory and research in contemporary social science. The Craft of Sociology, both a textbook and an original contribution to epistemology in social science, focuses on a basic problem of sociological research: the necessity of an epistemological break with the preconstructed objects social practice offers to the researcher. Pierre Bourdieu and his co-authors argue in the epistemological tradition of scholars like Bachelard, Canguilhem, Koyre, a tradition that identifies the construction of the object as being the fundamental scientific act. Their way of discussing the issue makes it accessible not only to academics and experts of epistemology, but also to advanced students of social science, using for illustration a wide range of texts from the various social sciences as well as from philosophy of science. The book includes an interview with Pierre Bourdieu and an introduction by the editor to his sociological methodology.

The Craft of Writing in Sociology

Author: Andrew Balmer

Publisher:

ISBN: 1526117142

Category: Reference

Page: 192

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The craft of writing in sociology is an indispensable companion for students studying sociology and related disciplines, such as politics and human geography, and students taking a course which draws upon sociological writing, such as nursing, social psychology or health studies. It demystifies the process of constructing coherent and powerful arguments, starting from an essay's opening paragraphs, building evidence and sequencing key points in the middle, through to pulling together a punchy conclusion. It gives a clear and helpful overview of the most important grammatical rules in English, and provides advice on how to solve common problems experienced in writing, including getting rid of waffle, overcoming writer's block and cutting an essay down to its required length. Using examples from essays written by sociology students at leading universities, the book shows what they have done well, what could be done better and how to improve their work using the techniques reviewed.

The Craft of Sociology and Other Essays

Articles, by an Indian sociologist; previously published during 1952-1981 in journals.

Author: Ishwarlal Pragji Desai

Publisher: Humanities Press

ISBN: UCAL:B3622595

Category: Caste

Page: 158

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Articles, by an Indian sociologist; previously published during 1952-1981 in journals.

The Craft of Sociology and Other Essays

new pincer movement of which one arm was social anthropo- , logy ( both British and American ) and the other had new developments in American sociology . Before I deal with these developments , however , I must make it clear that ...

Author: Ishwarlal Pragji Desai

Publisher: Humanities Press

ISBN: UOM:39015028986548

Category: Caste

Page: 158

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Articles, by an Indian sociologist; previously published during 1952-1981 in journals.

Indian Sociology Through Ghurye a Dictionary

He wrote 11 books research ) . which include Some Aspects of Family [ Rel entr , Social Background of Indian in Mahuva ( 1964 ) , Untouchability in Nationalism ) Rural Gujarat ( 1976 ) and The Craft of Sociology and Other Essays ( 1982 ) ...

Author: S. Devadas Pillai

Publisher: Popular Prakashan

ISBN: 8171548075

Category: India

Page: 403

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The Book Takes A Fresh Look At The Legacy Of Dr. G.S. Ghurye, A Pillar Of Indian Sociology. Through The Format Of This Dictionary The Author Takes A New Path. It Has The Widest Coverage Of Ghurye`S World Through All His Works And Papers. For The First Time The 80 Theses Done Under Him Have Been Documented In Short Entries. It Would Lead The Serious Reader To Some Unexplored By Laws Of Ghureye`S World And Also Of Indian Sociology.

Craft Class and Control

Craft, Class and Control charts the decline of British shipbuilding from 1930 to the present day.

Author: Ian P. Roberts

Publisher: Edinburgh : Published by Edinburgh University Press for the University of Durham

ISBN: STANFORD:36105004451048

Category: Shipbuilding

Page: 228

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Once the world's largest shipbuilding town, the industry in Wearside was extinguished at a stroke in December 1988 by Conservative government policy. Craft, Class and Control charts the decline of British shipbuilding from 1930 to the present day. It discusses the industry's fate at both a national and international level but concentrates specifically on Wearside, so complementing existing studies which focus more on the Clyde and Tyne. It looks at the craft division of labour and the ways in which both capital and labour have defended this system of production in the past, providing an historical account of the relationship between community and industry. Dealing with questions of the changing identity, orientations and values of shop-floor workers Craft, Class and Control then relates these to the wider debate about the nature of the working class.

After Bourdieu

See Pierre Bourdieu, Jean-Claude Chamboredon, and Jean-Claude Passeron, The Craft of Sociology: Epistemological ... See, for example, Jeannine Verdès-Leroux, Deconstructing Pierre Bourdieu: Against Sociological Terrorism from the Left ...

Author: David L. Swartz

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402025891

Category: Social Science

Page: 371

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critical evaluations of his work, notably papers by Rodney Benson, 4 Rogers Brubaker, Nick Crossley, and John Myles. Indeed, it is the 1985 article by Rogers Brubaker that can truly be said to have served as one of the best introductions to Bourdieu’s thought for the American social scienti?c public. It is for this reason that we include it in the present collection. Intellectual origins & orientations We begin by providing an overview of Bourdieu’s life as a scholar and a public intellectual. The numerous obituaries and memorial tributes that have appeared following Bourdieu’s untimely death have revealed something of his life and career, but few have stressed the intersection of his social origins, career trajectory, and public intellectual life with the changing political and social context of France. This is precisely what David Swartz’s “In memoriam” attempts to accomplish. In it he emphasizes the coincidence of Bourdieu’s young and later adulthood with the period of decolonization, the May 1968 French university crisis, the opening up of France to privatization of many domains previously entrusted to the state (l’état providence), and, most threatening to post-World War II reforms, the emergence of globalization as the hegemonic structure of the 21st century. An orienting theme throughout Bourdieu’s work warns against the partial and fractured views of social reality generated by the fundamental subject/object dichotomy that has plagued social science from its very beginning.

Pierre Bourdieu

3 ] ) The Craft of Sociology , a collaborative study in which Bourdieu and his co - authors attempted to provide secure epistemological groundings for sociological research , can be seen as providing the epistemological principles which ...

Author: Jeremy F. Lane

Publisher: Pluto Press

ISBN: 0745315011

Category: Philosophy

Page: 228

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This study of the work of the influential French sociologist and anthropologist Pierre Bourdieu places his work firmly in the context of developments both in the French post-war intellectual field an din post-war French society as a whole. Set against the background of rapid change and upheaval that has characterised post-war French society, culture and politics, Bourdieu's work can be seen as offering a peculiarly perceptive analysis of France's problematic transition to an era of late capitalism. Proceeding thematically, this study traces the development of Bourdieu's thought, elucidating the relationship between the anthropological and sociological aspects of his work, examining his debt to Marx, Weber, Durkheim, Husserl, Merleau-Ponty and Bachelard, and highlighting his antagonistic relationship with a series of contemporary intellectual figures and movements - Barthes, Lefebvre, Touraine, Sartre, Fanon, Foucault, Derrida, structuralism and post-structuralism.

The Craft of Dying

This anniversary edition of Lyn Lofland's The Craft of Dying begins to repair this omission.

Author: Lyn H. Lofland

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262537346

Category: Social Science

Page: 168

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The fortieth-anniversary edition of a classic and prescient work on death and dying. Much of today's literature on end-of-life issues overlooks the importance of 1970s social movements in shaping our understanding of death, dying, and the dead body. This anniversary edition of Lyn Lofland's The Craft of Dying begins to repair this omission. Lofland identifies, critiques, and theorizes 1970s death movements, including the Death Acceptance Movement, the Death with Dignity Movement, and the Natural Death movement. All these groups attempted to transform death into a “positive experience,” anticipating much of today's death and dying activism. Lofland turns a sociologist's eye on the era's increased interest in death, considering, among other things, the components of the modern “face of death” and the “craft of dying,” the construction of a dying role or identity by those who are dying, and the constraints on their freedom to do this. Lofland wrote just before the AIDS epidemic transformed the landscape of death and dying in the West; many of the trends she identified became the building blocks of AIDS activism in the 1980s and 1990s. The Craft of Dying will help readers understand contemporary death social movements' historical relationships to questions of race, class, gender, and sexuality and is a book that everyone interested in end-of-life politics should read.

Sport Exercise and Social Theory

Bearing in mind the issue of engaging sociological imagination (SI) and developing the craft of sociology faced by many students in higher education, in this chapter, we outline a practical guide to doing sociology.

Author: Gyozo Molnar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136476402

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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Why are sport and exercise important? What can the study of sport and exercise tell us about wider society? Who holds the power in creating contemporary sport and exercise discourses? It is impossible to properly understand the role that sport and exercise play in contemporary society without knowing a little social theory. It is social theory that provides the vocabulary for our study of society, that helps us ask the right critical questions and that encourages us to look for the (real) story behind sport and exercise. Sport, Exercise and Social Theory is a concise and engaging introduction to the key theories that underpin the study of sport, exercise and society, including feminism, post-modernism, (Neo-)Marxism and the sociological imagination. Using vivid examples and descriptions of sport-related events and exercise practices, the book explains why social theories are important as well as how to use them, giving students the tools to navigate with confidence through any course in the sociology of sport and exercise. This book shows how theory can be used to debunk many of our traditional assumptions about sport and exercise and how they can be a useful window through which to observe wider society. Designed to be used by students who have never studied sociology before, and including a whole chapter on the practical application of social theory to their own study, it provides training in critical thinking and helps students to develop intellectual skills which will serve them throughout their professional and personal lives.

The Craft of Inquiry

This book is intended for undergraduate and graduate sociology students in theory and methods courses.

Author: Robert R. Alford

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195119037

Category: Social Science

Page: 168

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This book is intended for undergraduate and graduate sociology students in theory and methods courses.

Punk Sociology

In other cases the suggestion might be that we will need to buildasociology that is responsive tosocial ... Inthis piece Nicholas Gane and Les Back (2012) return to the 'promise' and 'craft' of sociology laid out inthe work of Mills.

Author: D. Beer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137371218

Category: Music

Page: 89

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This book explores the possibility of drawing upon a punk ethos to inspire and invigorate sociology. It uses punk to think creatively about what sociology is and how it might be conducted and aims to fire the sociological imaginations of sociologists at any stage of their careers, from new students to established professors.

The Promise of Sociology

mind—imagination—that separates the craft worker from the mere technician. ... a world where insight is obscured by ideology, prejudice, and misrepresentation is fundamental to the craft of sociological analysis, according to Mills.

Author: Rob Beamish

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442634046

Category: Culture

Page: 416

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The second edition of this award-winning introduction to sociology has been substantially revised throughout, including improved connections between the discussion of millennials and Mills s concept of the sociological imagination."

Back to the Rough Grounds of Praxis

Bourdieu has in mind the ' pretensions ' of the so - called ' spontaneous sociology ' . This is akin to what Durkheim ... Beate Krais , “ Preface to the English Edition , ” in P. Bourdieu et al . , The Craft of Sociology , v - vi . 340.

Author: Daniel Franklin Pilario

Publisher: Peeters Publishers

ISBN: 904291565X

Category: Religion

Page: 584

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"What is 'praxis'? How do we study theology from its perspective?" These are the main questions which this book seeks to answer. As 'propaedeutic' to theological reflection, it surveys the notion of 'praxis' in the philosophical, sociological and anthropological traditions - from Aristotle and Marx to contemporary theories. It argues that Pierre Bourdieu's 'theory of practice' achieves a critical synthesis of these different traditions making it a viable theological dialogue-partner. Bourdieu provides us with a praxeological theory to scrutinize the complexity of the social realm and an epistemological theory to understand the mystery of God's presence in these socio-historical conjunctures which serve as the privileged and only locus of His/Her revelation. The author thus engages two theologians who take 'praxis/practice' as central to their theological methods: Clodovis Boff (liberation theology) and John Milbank (radical orthodoxy). From the perspective of its appropriated framework, this work attempts to avoid the limitations as well as preserves the gains achieved by these two approaches - as it also explores the rudiments of a theological method relevant to our post-Marxist and postmodern-global contexts.

A Critique of Contemporary American Sociology

The most effective strategy , in my judgment , is to create another collective action in the 1990s around an alternative vision for conducting the craft of sociology . Members of the SSSI have the intellectual and organizational ...

Author: Ted R. Vaughan

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1882289021

Category: Social Science

Page: 342

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Principalities and Powers

Excerpts from exemplary philosophical and sociological texts are included in The Craft of Sociology, but Bourdieu later came to regret not simply offering a number of “master works” in the style of a medieval craftsman.147 It was too ...

Author: Jamie Pitts

Publisher: ISD LLC

ISBN: 9780718842161

Category: Religion

Page: 264

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Principalities and Powers is an ambitious analysis of John Howard Yoder's complex sociological theory. Jamie Pitts' work transcends ideological boundaries, which have perplexed the many writers who have approached the legacy of John Howard Yoder after his death in 1997. Although there is much disagreement, a broad consensus is forming that his theology was, on the one hand, focused on the social and political meaning of the New Testament accounts of Jesus Christ and, on the other hand, sociologically reductive, hermeneutically tendentious and ecclesiologically ambiguous. Principalities and Powers proposes a revision of Yoder's theology that maintains its broadly sociological emphasis but corrects for its apparent methodological, political and metaphysical problems. Specifically, adjustments are made to his social theory to open it to spiritual reality, to hone its analytical approach, and to clarify its political import. To do so his preferred framework for social criticism, the theology of the principalities and powers, is examined in the context of his wider work and its critics, and then synthesized with concepts from Pierre Bourdieu's influential reflexive sociology.

Getting Sociology Right

(1969) The editors have invited us to try our hands in the search for that elusive phantom, “The Craft of Sociology.” Even worse, they have given us complete freedom, except for suggesting that we might wish to venture both some ...

Author: Neil J. Smelser

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520282070

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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"Neil J. Smelser, one of the most important and influential American sociologists, traces the discipline of sociology from 1969 through the early twenty-first century. By examining sociology as a vocation and building on the work of Talcott Parsons, Smelser discusses his views on the discipline of sociology and how his perspective of the field has evolved in the postwar era"--