Sociologists in a Global Age: Biographical Perspectives

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Professor Mathieu Deflem
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., Dec 28, 2012 - Social Science - 288 pages

Sixteen leading international sociologists are brought together in this volume to share their experiences of becoming practitioners in the field. Selected for their comparative and transnational interests and experiences, the contributors include Martin Albrow, Karin Knorr Cetina, Diane E. Davis, Pierpaolo Donati, Leon Grunberg, Horst J. Helle, Eiko Ikegami, Tiankui Jing, Hyun-Chin Lim, Ewa Morawska, Richard Münch, Saskia Sassen, Joachim J. Savelsberg, Piotr Sztompka, Edward A. Tiryakian and Ruut Veenhoven.

Each contributor provides an auto-biographical review of their journey into the discipline, with special attention paid to the intellectual and social-political contexts in which their work matured. Each chapter concludes with a commentary on the anticipated future direction of that particular sociological area.

These original and reflective contributions provide fascinating and rare insights into the careers of sociologists living in a global age.


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About theEditor
The Career of a European Sociologist
2Going Global
Marginalities Comparisons Sociology
My Journey from the Midwestern
Going Digging in the Shadow of Master Categories
SociologyPassion and Profession
7The Making and Remaking of a Sociologist
Leon Grunberg 9Towards
Pierpaolo Donati
11For aBetter
My Road from Socialismto Sociology
MySociological Practices and Commuting Identities
A Journey into Sociology
My Efforts to Explore the Secret of Chinese Development
Have Sociological Passport Will Travel

8A Serendipitous Career

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About the author (2012)

Mathieu Deflem is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of South Carolina, USA. He is the author of Policing World Society (2002).

Mathieu Deflem, Martin Albrow, Karin Knorr Cetina, Joachim J. Savelsberg, Diane E. Davies, Saskia Sassen, Richard Münch, Ewa Morawska, Leon Grunberg, Hyun-Chin Lim, Pierpaolo Donati, Ruut Veenhoven, Piotr Sztompka, Eiko Ikegami, Horst J. Helle, Tiankui Jing, Edward A. Tiryakian.

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