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https://doi.org/10.5613/rzs.47.2.3

The Calling of Sociology: Beyond Value-detached Professionalism and Partisan Activism

Davorka Matić   ORCID icon orcid.org/0000-0002-1586-1511 ; Department of Sociology, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Puni tekst: engleski, pdf (459 KB) str. 177-205 preuzimanja: 315* citiraj
APA 6th Edition
Matić, D. (2017). The Calling of Sociology: Beyond Value-detached Professionalism and Partisan Activism. Revija za sociologiju, 47 (2), 177-205. https://doi.org/10.5613/rzs.47.2.3
MLA 8th Edition
Matić, Davorka. "The Calling of Sociology: Beyond Value-detached Professionalism and Partisan Activism." Revija za sociologiju, vol. 47, br. 2, 2017, str. 177-205. https://doi.org/10.5613/rzs.47.2.3. Citirano 17.07.2019.
Chicago 17th Edition
Matić, Davorka. "The Calling of Sociology: Beyond Value-detached Professionalism and Partisan Activism." Revija za sociologiju 47, br. 2 (2017): 177-205. https://doi.org/10.5613/rzs.47.2.3
Harvard
Matić, D. (2017). 'The Calling of Sociology: Beyond Value-detached Professionalism and Partisan Activism', Revija za sociologiju, 47(2), str. 177-205. doi: https://doi.org/10.5613/rzs.47.2.3
Vancouver
Matić D. The Calling of Sociology: Beyond Value-detached Professionalism and Partisan Activism. Revija za sociologiju [Internet]. 2017 [pristupljeno 17.07.2019.];47(2):177-205. doi: https://doi.org/10.5613/rzs.47.2.3
IEEE
D. Matić, "The Calling of Sociology: Beyond Value-detached Professionalism and Partisan Activism", Revija za sociologiju, vol.47, br. 2, str. 177-205, 2017. [Online]. doi: https://doi.org/10.5613/rzs.47.2.3

Sažetak
Michael Burawoy’s project of public sociology provoked major debate within the sociological community about the tasks and nature of the discipline. While most participants in the debate are sympathetic to his call for a more publicly engaged sociology, many criticise him for politicising the discipline and claim that sociologists should not devote their work to promoting social justice or certain political agendas but concentrate instead on building an objective, evidence-based knowledge of society. This article argues that neither Burawoy’s public sociology nor the so-called scientific sociology constitute a proper way to address the problems of sociology’s identity crisis and its growing public irrelevance. It is suggested that Karl Mannheim provided the best answer to the questions of what it means to practice sociology and for what purposes it should be practiced. Following Mannheim’s line of thinking, the article argues that the real issue is not whether sociologists should be committed to promoting social justice or accumulating objective knowledge about society, but whether they can offer a comprehensive interpretation of the current situation and develop effective strategies to transform the existing patterns of society.

Ključne riječi
public invisibility of sociology; Burawoy; Mannheim; public sociology; role of values; publicly engaged sociology

Hrčak ID: 187355

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https://hrcak.srce.hr/187355

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