The Craft of Writing in Sociology

Author: Andrew Balmer


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 Writing in Sociology

An essential guide to constructing coherent and powerful arguments, using real examples from student work and demonstrating, step-by-step, how to read critically, write the opening paragraphs of an essay, provide evidence in the middle and ...

Author: Andrew S. Balmer


ISBN: 1784992704


Page: 201

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An essential guide to constructing coherent and powerful arguments, using real examples from student work and demonstrating, step-by-step, how to read critically, write the opening paragraphs of an essay, provide evidence in the middle and construct punchy conclusions.

The Craft of Writing

The Sociology Class Max Shulman Je dormait dans un gros lit. -CORIOT But all
was not play at the University of Minnesota . Now I began classes , and that was
work — the good , satisfying work of learning . I shall always remember the first ...

Author: Derek Keith Colville


ISBN: UIUC:30112066506186

Category: American literature

Page: 382

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The Craft of Sociology

diseases of sociological understanding ” An interview with Pierre Bourdieu , by
Beate Krais B.K .: When you wrote this book ... Writing a manual was a way of
writing a treatise on sociological method in a modest form . B.K .: But it was also a

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 Knowledge

Smart, C. (2011b) 'Families, Secrets and Memories', Sociology, 45(4): 539–553.
Smart,C. (2013) 'Touching Lives: Writing the Sociological andthe Personal' in J.
Stacey and J. Wolff (eds) Writing Otherwise: Experiments inCultural Criticism, ...

Author: C. Smart

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137287342

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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This book is a contribution to contemporary debates on social research with a unique focus on the relationship between methods and the crafting of knowledge. Nine experienced researchers from different disciplines have come together to explore what really matters to them in the process of doing qualitative research.

The Craft of Research Third Edition

Sociological Abstracts. Bethesda, MD: Sociological Abstracts. Also at http:// www. 5. Sociology Writing Group. A Guide to Writing Sociology Papers. 5th ed
. New York: Worth, 2001. 5. Tomovic, Vladislav A., ed. Definitions in Sociology: ...

Author: Wayne C. Booth

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226062648

Category: Reference

Page: 336

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With more than 400,000 copies now in print, The Craft of Research is the unrivaled resource for researchers at every level, from first-year undergraduates to research reporters at corporations and government offices. Seasoned researchers and educators Gregory G. Colomb and Joseph M. Williams present an updated third edition of their classic handbook, whose first and second editions were written in collaboration with the late Wayne C. Booth. The Craft of Research explains how to build an argument that motivates readers to accept a claim; how to anticipate the reservations of readers and to respond to them appropriately; and how to create introductions and conclusions that answer that most demanding question, “So what?” The third edition includes an expanded discussion of the essential early stages of a research task: planning and drafting a paper. The authors have revised and fully updated their section on electronic research, emphasizing the need to distinguish between trustworthy sources (such as those found in libraries) and less reliable sources found with a quick Web search. A chapter on warrants has also been thoroughly reviewed to make this difficult subject easier for researchers Throughout, the authors have preserved the amiable tone, the reliable voice, and the sense of directness that have made this book indispensable for anyone undertaking a research project.

Six Steps to Effective Writing in Sociology

The craft of research. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press. Hosenball, M.,
Hirsch, M., & Moreau, R. (2002, June 24). Odyssey into the shadows. Newsweek.
139(25), 28-35. Lester, J. (1999). Writing research papers: a complete guide (9th

Author: Judy H. Schmidt

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 0534172903

Category: Social Science

Page: 96

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This compact resource is intended to embed strong writing skills in students and prepare them for their academic and professional pursuits. The authors approach writing as a series of skills to be applied at each stage of the writing process: generating ideas, developing and planning, drafting, revising, and editing. Sample writing topics, examples, formats, and sample papers reflect the discipline, providing a complement to classroom instruction and discussion.

The Sociology Student Writer s Manual and Reader s Guide

places your thoughts in your readers' minds in exactly the way you want them to
be there. Good writing tells your readers just what you want them to know without

Author: William A. Johnson Jr.

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442266971

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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The Sociology Student Writer's Manual 7/E is a practical guide to research, reading, and writing in sociology. The Sociology Student Writer’s Manual and Reader’s Guide, Seventh Edition, is a set of instructions and exercises that sequentially develop citizenship, academic, and professional skills while providing students with knowledge about a wide range of sociological concepts, phenomena, and information sources. Part 1 begins by teaching students to read newspapers and other sociological media sources critically and analytically. It focuses on the crafts of writing and scholarship by providing the basics of grammar, style, formats and source citation, and then introduces students to a variety of rich information resources including the sociological journals and the Library of Congress. Part 2 prepares students to research, read, write, review, and critique sociology scholarship. Finally, Part 3 provides advanced exercises in observing culture, socialization, inequality, and ethnicity and race.


2 Catalyst in 1985 is seeking a new articulation of the sociological consciousness
and as often happens , the best way forward ... As receptor the chairperson
fashions the work of the author : sociologists learned their craft by writing for a
senior ...



ISBN: MINN:31951P002937791

Category: Sociology


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The Craft of Sociology and Other Essays

3 Craft of Sociology * An Autobiographical Perspective [ The present state of
sociological research in India cannot be understood without ... The instructon to
the writer was to write on the method used by him in his published research .

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.

Contribution to the Sociology of the Arts

Reports from the 10th World Congress of Sociology, Mexico City, 1982 Elit
Nikolov. and similar publications ... Because writing is a craft , these
characteristics are not all that is required to become a published writer . Talent
and creativity are ...

Author: Elit Nikolov


ISBN: UVA:X001808175

Category: Arts and society

Page: 511

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Sociology of Sociology

As a result , ( the craft ) is destined to be left alone and disappears because of
neglect.® According to Ibn - Khaldun the development of the craft of writing from
potentiality to actuality occurs only through teaching , which grows in perfection
and ...

Author: Saleh Faghirzadeh


ISBN: UOM:39015008635107

Category: Sociology

Page: 268

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The Craft and Business of Song Writing

MUSIC / SOCIOLOGY Bowling Green University . Popular Music and Society .
Popular Press ( Bowling Green , OH 43403 , tel . 419 - 372 - 7866 ) .
Psychomusicology Society , Inc . Psychomusic - A Journal of Research and
Cognition .

Author: John Braheny

Publisher: Betterway Books

ISBN: UVA:X001819566

Category: Popular music

Page: 322

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On the workings of the music industry.

Indian Journal of Social Research

Books in which sociology is poor and language is journalistic 3 . Those which
have a fair balance of the two . These books are mostly ' translations ' in the
guides of original text books . The craft of writing such a text book has certain ...



ISBN: UCAL:B4108315

Category: India


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Sociological Abstracts

SA02620 Historical Sociology Power , Present and Past : For a Historical
Sociology of Health and Illness ; SA00029 Historicism Classics of Sociology . ...
SA00169 The Last Hand : On the Craft of Editing Weber's ' Börsenschriften ' ;
SA00135 The Legacy of Ernst Borinski : The ... Models and Proposals for New
Systematic Interpretations ; SA00178 Writing My Approach to the World ;
SA00197 Hobbes ...

Author: Leo P. Chall


ISBN: UOM:39015078349514

Category: Sociology


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CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.

Modern Sociological Issues

It is possible , however , for the sociologist to develop concepts , theories , and a
vocabulary that are misleading , pseudoscientific , or trivial . Such " sociologicaľ ”
writing amounts to an abuse of the scientific method . In this article Malcolm ...

Author: Louis C. Reichman


ISBN: PSU:000006895525

Category: Social psychology

Page: 437

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The Sociology of the Avant garde

So the craft is being shrewd at flashlighting mental activity ... You observe your
own mind during the time of composition and write down whatever goes through
the ticker tape of mentality ... The craft , the art consists in paying attention on the

Author: Timothy Yu (Professor of literature)


ISBN: STANFORD:36105119707573


Page: 586

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American Sociological Review

E ity je 541 1 A 404 Park Avenue South BASIC BOOKS , Inc. , Publishers New
York , N.Y. 10016 When writing Advertisers please mention the AMERICAN



ISBN: UOM:39076000032685

Category: Electronic journals


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Includes sections "Book reviews" and "Periodical literature."

Ri Im Sociology

Professional writers discuss concerns unique to writing for the social sciences .
ADDITIONAL READINGS Alford , Robert R. The Craft of Inquiry : Theories ,
Methods , Evidence . New York : Oxford University , 1998. Alford , who won the
1997 ...

Author: Schaefer


ISBN: 0072485140

Category: Social problems

Page: 328

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