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Article: Igniting Constructionist Imaginations: Social constructionism’s absence and potential contribution to public sociology

TitleIgniting Constructionist Imaginations: Social constructionism’s absence and potential contribution to public sociology
Authors
KeywordsConstructionist imagination
Public sociology
Social constructionism
Sociological imagination
Youth crime
Issue Date2013
PublisherSpringer New York LLC. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.springer.com/social+sciences/sociology/journal/12108
Citation
The American Sociologist, 2013, v. 44 n. 1, p. 1-22 How to Cite?
AbstractWhy have social constructionists remained absent from debates over public sociology? I argue that constructionist scholarship would be particularly amenable to Michael Burawoy's notion of 'organic' public sociology, given the ability of constructionist scholars to orient awareness contexts in order to help engender constructionist imaginations. This approach requires that constructionists take on a different view of the role of the analyst. I also discuss some of the problems Canadian academics have had engaging with the media in their efforts to engage in 'traditional' public sociology, as well as what a constructionist public sociology may look like practice. I conclude by addressing potential challenges to a constructionist public sociology within Canada, including reference to sociology's disciplinary coherence and how we can approach-and what we mean by-'publics'. © 2012 Springer Science+Business Media New York.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/129365
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.180

 

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dc.contributor.authorAdorjan, MCen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-12-23T08:36:12Z-
dc.date.available2010-12-23T08:36:12Z-
dc.date.issued2013en_US
dc.identifier.citationThe American Sociologist, 2013, v. 44 n. 1, p. 1-22en_US
dc.identifier.issn0003-1232-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/129365-
dc.description.abstractWhy have social constructionists remained absent from debates over public sociology? I argue that constructionist scholarship would be particularly amenable to Michael Burawoy's notion of 'organic' public sociology, given the ability of constructionist scholars to orient awareness contexts in order to help engender constructionist imaginations. This approach requires that constructionists take on a different view of the role of the analyst. I also discuss some of the problems Canadian academics have had engaging with the media in their efforts to engage in 'traditional' public sociology, as well as what a constructionist public sociology may look like practice. I conclude by addressing potential challenges to a constructionist public sociology within Canada, including reference to sociology's disciplinary coherence and how we can approach-and what we mean by-'publics'. © 2012 Springer Science+Business Media New York.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherSpringer New York LLC. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.springer.com/social+sciences/sociology/journal/12108-
dc.relation.ispartofThe American Sociologisten_US
dc.rightsThe original publication is available at www.springerlink.com-
dc.subjectConstructionist imagination-
dc.subjectPublic sociology-
dc.subjectSocial constructionism-
dc.subjectSociological imagination-
dc.subjectYouth crime-
dc.titleIgniting Constructionist Imaginations: Social constructionism’s absence and potential contribution to public sociologyen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailAdorjan, MC: madorjan@hku.hken_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s12108-012-9172-3-
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dc.identifier.eissn1936-4784-
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