Stretching the Sociological Imagination: Essays in Honour of John Eldridge

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This edited collection 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, John Eldridge, it re-engages with the concept and shows how it can be applied to analyzing society today.
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John Eldridge, University of Glasgow, UK Huw Beynon, Cardiff University, UK Howard Davis, Bangor University, UK Matt Dawson, University of Glasgow, UK Tony Elger, University of Warwick, UK Bridget Fowler, University of Glasgow, UK John Holmwood, University of Nottingham, UK John MacInnes, University of Edinburgh, UK David Miller, University of Bath, UK Greg Philo, University of Glasgow, UK Andrew Smith, University of Glasgow, UK Tim Strangleman, University of Kent, UK Giuliana Tiripelli, University of Glasgow, UK Kevin Williams, Swansea University, UK Brian Winston, University of Lincoln, UK
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Publisher
Springer
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Published on
Nov 8, 2015
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Pages
277
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ISBN
9781137493644
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Language
English
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Genres
Business & Economics / Labor
Social Science / Anthropology / Cultural & Social
Social Science / Media Studies
Social Science / Sociology / General
Social Science / Sociology of Religion
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