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The Routledge International Handbook of Public Sociology

ISBN 9780367518837
Published July 22, 2021 by Routledge
366 Pages 8 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book brings together the work of public sociologists from across the globe to illuminate possibilities for the practice of public sociology and the potential for international exchange in the field. In addition to sections devoted to the history, theory, methodology and possible future of public sociology, it offers a series of concrete case studies of public sociology practice from experienced scholars and practitioners, addressing core themes including the role of students in public sociology, the production of knowledge by communities and the sharing of knowledge with a view to having an influence on policy. Presenting research that is truly global in scope, The Routledge International Handbook of Public Sociology provides readers with the opportunity to consider the possibilities that exist for international collaboration in their work and reflect on future directions. As such, it will appeal to scholars across the social sciences with interests in research with public impact.

Table of Contents

Section I: Introduction – Brief History of "Public Sociology"

1. Framing Public Sociology – The American Lens

Leslie Hossfeld

Section II: Theoretical Frames

2. Going Public with Polanyi in the Era of Trump

Michael Burawoy

3. Toward A Critical Public Sociology

Joe Feagin

4. The Missing Chapter in Publications of Relevant Empirical Studies Concerning Public Sociology from Now On [with some Examples from the Israeli Experience]

Aaron Ellor 

5. From Public Sociology to Collective Knowledge-Production

Youyenn Teo 

Section III: Methodological Choices in Public Sociology6. Collaborating then Stepping Back: Doing Public Sociology through Participatory Action Research

Jennifer E. Cossyleon and Gina Spitz 

7. Methodological Considerations in Doing Public Sociology in Undergraduate Courses 

Jennifer Vanderminden and Julia Waity 

8. Needs Assessment as Community Research Project

Augie Diana

9. Building Connections and Broadening Horizons through Interdisciplinary Public Sociology

Catherine Mobley

Section IV: Case Studies in Public Sociology

10. The Healthy Dearborn Coalition: An Interdisciplinary, Continuing Collaboration between University, Health, Government and Community in Southeast Michigan 

Carmel E. Price, Paul Draus, Rose Wellman, Sara Gleicher, Hala Alazzawi, Kathleen Pepin, David Norwood, and Natalie R. Sampson 

11. Social Construction of Public Sociology: A Case Study of Deliberative Democracy Engagement in Taiwan 

Dung-sheng Chen 

12. Serving as Ambassadors of Hope: A Case Study in Public Sociology as Community-Based Research and Engagement 

Carrie Lee Smith and Mary Hendricks Glazier 

13. Engaging in Public Sociology: The Philippine’ Case

Phoebe Zoe Maria U. Sanchez 

14. Peasant Mobilizations in India: Intersecting Class, Ethnicity and Nationality Questions

Debal SinghaRoy

15. David vs. Goliath: Using Herbert Gans’ Model to Explain How a Campaign to Save Nine Lambs Became Public Sociology

Kimberly Ducey

Section V: Students as Knowledge Producers

16. ‘First Publics’ as Knowledge Producers: Integrating Students into Organic Public Sociology

Miriam Greenberg, Rebecca London, and Steve McKay 

17. Following the Chicago School: Engaging College and University Students in a Public Sociology Gentrified Neighborhood Program

Leonard Steverson and Jennifer Melvin 

18. The Virtue of Teaching Public Sociology in the Neo-liberal University

Michael Fallon and Martin Tolich 

19. Centering Social Justice in Public Sociology: Lessons from the Undocumented Student Equity Project 

Laura E. Enriquez and Martha Morales Hernandez 

Section VI: Community as Knowledge Producer

20. The Everyday Sociological Imagination: Co-creating New Knowledge through Story and Radio

Amanda Lequieu 

21. Lessons from the Field: Helping Victim-Services Community Organizations Produce Knowledge

Heather Parrot and Colby Valentine

22. Victims' Communities as Knowledge Producers in Transitional Justice Processes: The Case of Post-conflict Colombia

Camilo Tamayo Gomez

Section VII: Sharing Knowledge toward Public Impact

23. Everyday Public Sociology 

Colby King, Angie Harris, Todd Schoepflin, Karen Sternheimer, and Jonathan Wynn 

24. Public Sociology and Worker Education: The Story of the Global Labour University in South Africa 

Michelle Williams and Edward Webster 

Section VIII: Conclusion

25. Looking Toward the Future: Insights from International Perspectives on Public Sociology

Brooke Kelly

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Leslie Hossfeld is Professor of Sociology and Dean of the College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences at Clemson University, USA, and the co-editor of Food and Poverty: Food Insecurity and Food Sovereignty among America’s Poor.

E. Brooke Kelly is Professor of Sociology and Assistant Chair of Sociology and Criminal Justice at the University of North Carolina Pembroke, USA, and the co-editor of Food and Poverty: Food Insecurity and Food Sovereignty among America’s Poor.

Cassius Hossfeld is completing graduate studies at Clemson University, USA.