Public Sociology: From Social Facts to Literary Acts
Building on the philosophy of science and recent post-modernist critiques, the author describes how social science reproduces the existing social world, positioning itself objectively as simply a mirror of nature. He shows how social science could be crafted differently, acknowledging, even embracing the positions inherent in its scientific basis, while opening it to cross currents of other humanistic writing. Only by liberating sociology from the "secret writing" of science can its ineradicable humanity be realised.
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