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Our Studies, Ourselves Sociologists' Lives and Work

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ISBN-10: 0195146611

ISBN-13: 9780195146615

Edition: 2003

Authors: Barry Glassner, Rosanna Hertz

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What motivates a lifelong scholarly pursuit, and how do one's studies inform life outside the academy? Sociologists, who live in families but also study families, who go to work but also study work, who participate in communities but also try to understand communities, have an especially intimate relation to their research. Growing up poor, struggling as a woman in a male-dominated profession, participating in protests against the Vietnam War; facts of life influence researchagendas, individual understandings of the world, and ultimately the shape of the discipline as a whole. Barry Glassner and Rosanna Hertz asked twenty-two of America's most prominent sociologists to reflect upon how…    
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Book details

List price: $54.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/21/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 289
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Contributors
Introduction
Race and Social Class
Studying the Enemy
Reflections on the Intersection of Research and Politics in Academia
Working Out Class While Studying Elites
World Events and Career Experiences: A Personal Perspective
Searching for Action Research and Teaching
From Vietnam till Today
Making Problems: Reflections on Experience and Research
My Years in Antipoverty Research and Policy
Gender
Unscripted: Continuity and Change in the Gendered Life Course
Confessions of an Accidental Sociologist
Writing as a Democrat and a Feminist
Decoding Dichotomies and Pushing the Boundaries: A Lifetime of Research on Women in the Professions
Resisting Institutional Capture as a Research Practice
The Ins and Outs of Othering
Evolving Identities
Musician, Sociologist, and Hearing Person: A Crisis of Identities
Social-Class Tensions and Value Conflicts in the Disability World
In Defense of Foxes
Feminist Fieldworker: Connecting Research, Teaching, and Memoir
Feminism in the Field
Professional Rebellions and Personal Researches, or How I Became Bored with Myself
The Body of Knowledge
My Life in Social Movements: From 1960s Activist to Lesbian Den Mother