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Punk Sociology

Authors: Beer, D.

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About this book

This book explores the possibility of drawing upon a punk ethos to inspire and invigorate sociology. It uses punk to think creatively about what sociology is and how it might be conducted and aims to fire the sociological imaginations of sociologists at any stage of their careers, from new students to established professors.

About the authors

David Beer is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of York. His previous publications include the books Popular Culture and New Media: The Politics of Circulation and New Media: The Key Concepts (co-authored with Nicholas Gane).

Reviews

"Punk Sociology is a call for boldness among sociologists in order to reinvigorate the discipline [...] it is a call for an eclectic sociology; for conversation and participation." - Sociology

'David Beer's eulogy to the spirit of punk, and his commendable entreaty to his fellow sociologists to imbibe of its energy, inventiveness and iconoclasm, is a pleasant journey through some sensible and for the most part laudatory imprecation''David Beer's eulogy to the spirit of punk, and his commendable entreaty to his fellow sociologists to imbibe of its energy, inventiveness and iconoclasm, is a pleasant journey through some sensible and for the most part laudatory imprecation'- Times Higher Education

"Punk Sociology counts off a passionate and thoughtful call to re-animate the sociological imagination. Dave Beer's book inspires, provokes and entertains - nevermind the bollocks here is sociology's future." - Les Back, Professor of Sociology, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK

"I would have loved to have read a book like this as an undergraduate in first-year sociology in the early 1980s, when unfortunately I found myself bored rigid by the dry and dull way in which the discipline was taught. I suspect that undergraduates and even postgraduates in sociology today would also welcome Beer's thoughts on enlivening sociology." - Deborah Lupton, This Sociological Life blog

"I would argue that this should be an essential text for every potential and practicing Sociologist in hope that the call to arms and the provocation it provides will engender the seed change that Beer argues for." - Jon Rainford, Jon Rainford's Blog


Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction: Sociology, Uncertainty, and the Possibility of an Imagined Future

    Beer, David

    Pages 2-18

  • The Punk Ethos

    Beer, David

    Pages 19-29

  • From a Punk Ethos to a Punk Sociology

    Beer, David

    Pages 31-34

  • Relativistic, Open, and Eclectic: Sociological Knowledge

    Beer, David

    Pages 35-42

  • Raw, Stripped Back, and Fearless: Communicating Sociology

    Beer, David

    Pages 43-52

Buy this book

eBook £36.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-37121-8
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Hardcover £49.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-37120-1
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover £47.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-47550-6
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Punk Sociology
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-37121-8
DOI
10.1057/9781137371218
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-37120-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-47550-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 89
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