What Use is Sociology: Conversations with Michael Hviid Jacobsen and Keith Tester

What Use is Sociology: Conversations with Michael Hviid Jacobsen and Keith Tester

Zygmunt Bauman, Keith Tester, Michael Hviid Jacobsen


What's using sociology? The query has been requested usually sufficient and it leaves a lingering doubt within the minds of many. At a time whilst there's frequent scepticism concerning the worth of sociology and of the social sciences in general, this brief booklet through one of many world's major thinkers deals a passionate, enticing and demanding assertion of the necessity for sociology.

In a chain of conversations with Michael Hviid Jacobsen and Keith Tester, Zygmunt Bauman explains why sociology is critical if we are hoping to stay absolutely human lives. however the type of sociology he advocates is one that sees 'use' as greater than financial luck and data as greater than the iteration of evidence. Bauman makes a robust case for the perform of sociology as an ongoing discussion with human adventure, and in so doing he matters a choice for us all to begin wondering the commonsense of our daily lives. He additionally deals the clearest assertion but of the foundations which tell his personal paintings, reflecting on his existence and profession and at the function of sociology in our modern liquid-modern global.

This publication stands as a sworn statement to Bauman's trust within the enduring relevance of sociology. however it can be a decision to us all to begin wondering the realm during which we are living and to rework ourselves from being the sufferers of condition into the makers of our personal heritage. For that, on the finish of the day, is using sociology.

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