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Sociological Imaginations: theory, methods and practice

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University of Greenwich

Queen Anne Building 063

30 Park Row

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SE10 9LS

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A one day symposium organised by the Applied Sociology Research Group, University of Greenwich.

The idea of a 'sociological imagination' has inspired social scientists in thinking about the connection existing between personal experience and wider society, what C.Wright Mills called 'personal troubles and public issues'. Developing a sociological imagination means cultivating a quality of mind able to understand this interplay and apply what we do as sociologists to specific social outcomes. The 'intellectual craftsmanship' required to understand the social world also calls for the ability to thinking outside the box and avoiding rigid procedures and the fetishism of methods.


Keynote Speakers:

Is it Just My Imagination?: Reflections on Being a 21st Century Academic (amongst other identities) - Prof Gayle Letherby, Plymouth University

Making Multiculturalism: applying sociology to everyday urban practices in Camden, North London - Prof Sophie Watson, Open University

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Thursday 22 June 2017

09:30 - 10:15 Registration and welcome refreshments

10:15 - 11:15 Keynote Addresses

11:15 - 11:30 Morning Break

11:30 - 13:00 Parallel Sessions 1 and 2

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch Break

14:00 - 15:30 Parallel Sessions 3 and 4

15:30 - 15:45 Afternoon break

15:45 - 16:45 Roundtable on Applied/Public Sociology

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