Knowledge for Whom?: Public Sociology in the Making

1st Edition

Christian Fleck, Andreas Hess

Routledge
Published December 28, 2013
Reference - 340 Pages
ISBN 9781409434580 - CAT# Y240424
Series: Public Intellectuals and the Sociology of Knowledge

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Summary

This ground-breaking volume is a follow-up to Intellectuals and Their Publics. In contrast to the earlier book, which was mainly concerned with the activity of intellectuals and how it relates to the public, this volume analyses what happens when sociology and sociologists engage with or serve various publics. More specifically, this problem will be studied from the following three angles: How does one become a public sociologist and prominent intellectual in the first place? (Part I) How complex and complicated are the stories of institutions and professional associations when they take on a public role or tackle a major social or political problem? (Part II) How can one investigate the relationship between individual sociologists and intellectuals and their various publics? (Part III) This book will be of interest to academics and students working in the fields of the sociology of knowledge and ideas, the history of social sciences, intellectual history, cultural sociology, and cultural studies.

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