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The Public Sociology Debate

This volume will appeal to scholars interested in the future of the social sciences and people who believe sociology can make a difference in the world.
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Foreword / Michael Burawoy Introduction: Burawoy's "Normative Vision" of Sociology / Ariane Hanemaayer and Christopher J. SchneiderPart 1: Debating the Normative Dimensions of Professional Sociology 1 Returning to the Classics: Looking to Weber and Durkheim to Resolve the Theoretical Inconsistencies of Public Sociology / Ariane Hanemaayer 2 Public Sociology, Professional Sociology, and Democracy / Axel Van Den Berg Part 2: Critical Reflections on the Possibility of Public Sociology 3 L'Ouverture des bouches: The Social and Intellectual Bases for Engaged and Public Social Theory / Scott Schaffer 4 Precarious Publics: Interrogating a Public Sociology for Migrant Workers in Canada / Jill Bucklaschuk 5 Reflections on the Theory and Practice of Teaching Public Sociology / Susan Prentice Part 3: Blurring the Line between Policy and Public Sociology 6 Public Sociology and Research Ethics / Anne Mesny 7 Coral W. Topping, Pioneer Canadian Public Sociologist: "A Veteran Warrior for Prison Reform" / Rick Helmes-Hayes Part 4: Innovative Engagements in Public Scholarship 8 Social Media and e-Public Sociology / Christopher J. Schneider 9 Public Ethnography as Public Engagement: Multimodal Pedagogies for Innovative Learning / Phillip Vannini and Laura Milne Conclusion / Ariane Hanemaayer and Christopher J. Schneider Epilogue: Student Reflections on a Public Sociology Course at UBC, Okanagan Campus / Kyle Nolan Appendix 1: Theory and Practice of Sociology Syllabus, University of Manitoba Appendix 2: Public Sociology Syllabus, UBC, Okanagan Campus Contributors; Index

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Leading Canadian experts debate whether sociologists should engage in social activism and public debates and, if so, what role ethics should play in their research and engagement.

About the Author

Ariane Hanemaayer is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of Alberta. Christopher J. Schneider is an assistant professor of sociology at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus. Contributors: Jill Bucklaschuk, Michael Burawoy, Rick Helmes-Hayes, Anne Mesny, Laura Milne, Kyle Nolan, Susan Prentice, Scott Schaffer, Axel van den Berg, Phillip Vannini

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