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Punk Sociology

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About this book

Introduction

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.  

         
                     
                      

 
            

Keywords

drawing future imagination knowledge Nation sociology stage

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of YorkUK

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).  



                      


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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