- Series: Sociology Transformed
- Hardcover: 145 pages
- Publisher: Palgrave Pivot; 2014 edition (November 4, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 113737716X
- ISBN-13: 978-1137377166
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches
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"There is much to think about in Turner's diagnosis of our time. His distanced appreciation for the field gives the book a healthy remove from the everyday trivia of status contests that afflict all disciplines, and also allows him to see the future as entirely different from sociol- ogy's past. If one is concerned with 'objective science' and creativity, things do not look good; if instead one is satisfied with a field of study which imaginatively empowers the powerless and gives hope to the downtrodden, then sociology probably has a meaningful future." - Contemporary Sociology, 2015, 44(1)
About the Author
Stephen Turner is Distinguished Professor at the University of South Florida, US. He is the co-author of the influential book The Impossible Science.
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