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Bringing it 'home'? Sociological practice and the practice of sociology

Bringing it 'home'? Sociological practice and the practice of sociology
Bringing it 'home'? Sociological practice and the practice of sociology
In this special anniversary issue of Sociology, we mark 50 volumes of the journal by reflecting on the developing story of sociology as both a disciplinary and intellectual pursuit. In this respect, the collection stands alongside a corpus of anniversary publications marking the contribution of Sociology to the study of key aspects of sociological enquiry, such as: social class (Ryan and Maxwell, 2015), gender and intersectionality (Roth and Dashper, 2015), identity and the self (Skinner, May and Rollock, 2015), as well as earlier reflections on how Sociology has showcased the study of race (Meer and Nayak, 2013) and developments in empirical research (Ryan and McKie, 2012). What all these collections clearly display is how, since the journal was originally established in 1967 under the editorship of Michael Banton, so 2017 marks 50 years in addition to 50 volumes, the journal has made a significant contribution in shaping the discipline. At the same time, the anniversary publications also demonstrate that the practice of sociology has ‘spun out’ (Halford and Strangleman, 2009: 815) beyond the dedicated departments that were once the centres of sociological practice. In this respect it could perhaps be argued therefore that sociology’s ‘intellectual success has been as much about appealing to “dissidents” from other subjects, as about training a cadre of “paradigm-following” sociologists’ (Savage, 2010: 662).
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Meer, Nasar, Leonard, Pauline, Taylor, Steve, O'Connor, Henrietta and Offer, John (2016) Bringing it 'home'? Sociological practice and the practice of sociology. Sociology, 50 (5), 835-846. (doi:10.1177/0038038516651238).

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In this special anniversary issue of Sociology, we mark 50 volumes of the journal by reflecting on the developing story of sociology as both a disciplinary and intellectual pursuit. In this respect, the collection stands alongside a corpus of anniversary publications marking the contribution of Sociology to the study of key aspects of sociological enquiry, such as: social class (Ryan and Maxwell, 2015), gender and intersectionality (Roth and Dashper, 2015), identity and the self (Skinner, May and Rollock, 2015), as well as earlier reflections on how Sociology has showcased the study of race (Meer and Nayak, 2013) and developments in empirical research (Ryan and McKie, 2012). What all these collections clearly display is how, since the journal was originally established in 1967 under the editorship of Michael Banton, so 2017 marks 50 years in addition to 50 volumes, the journal has made a significant contribution in shaping the discipline. At the same time, the anniversary publications also demonstrate that the practice of sociology has ‘spun out’ (Halford and Strangleman, 2009: 815) beyond the dedicated departments that were once the centres of sociological practice. In this respect it could perhaps be argued therefore that sociology’s ‘intellectual success has been as much about appealing to “dissidents” from other subjects, as about training a cadre of “paradigm-following” sociologists’ (Savage, 2010: 662).

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Accepted/In Press date: 28 April 2016
e-pub ahead of print date: 1 September 2016
Published date: October 2016
Organisations: Sociology, Social Policy & Criminology

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Local EPrints ID: 402079
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/402079
ISSN: 0038-0385
PURE UUID: 1546e95c-8215-4ac9-9cb0-76e5d05a9414
ORCID for Pauline Leonard: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-8112-0631

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Date deposited: 01 Nov 2016 16:12
Last modified: 07 Oct 2020 01:38

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Author: Nasar Meer
Author: Pauline Leonard ORCID iD
Author: Steve Taylor
Author: Henrietta O'Connor
Author: John Offer

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