Stretching the Sociological Imagination: Essays in Honour of John Eldridge

Dawson, M., Fowler, B., Miller, D. and Smith, A. (Eds.) (2015) Stretching the Sociological Imagination: Essays in Honour of John Eldridge. Palgrave Macmillan: Hampshire. ISBN 9781137493637

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Stretching the Sociological Imagination calls for renewed attention to the concept of the sociological imagination, allowing social scientists to link private issues to public troubles. Inspired by the eminent Glasgow-based sociologist and co-founder of the Glasgow Media Group, John Eldridge, it re-engages with the concept and shows how it can be applied to analyzing society today. This edited volume unites prominent sociologists, both well-established and early career, who are inspired by the sociological imagination and by Eldridge's work more broadly. Eldridge was for many years Professor of Sociology and Head of Department at the University of Glasgow, UK, and is a renowned figure in the discipline, most notably through his work in three fields: the sociology of work and industry; social theory; and media sociology. This collection celebrates his contribution and its continued relevance today

Item Type:Edited Books
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Dawson, Dr Matt and Smith, Professor Andrew and Fowler, Professor Bridget
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Sociology Anthropology and Applied Social Sciences
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan

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