The Handbook of Public Sociology presents a comprehensive look at every facet of public sociology in theory and practice. It pays particular attention to how public sociology can complement more traditional types of sociological practice to advance both the analytical power of the discipline and its ability to benefit society. The volume features contributions from a stellar list of authors, including past presidents of ASA.
Vincent Jeffries is professor of sociology at California State University, Northridge.
1 Redefining the Nature and Future of Sociology: Toward a Holistic Sociology Vincent Jeffries Part I: Exploring and Elaborating the Holistic Model 2 Burawoy's Holistic Sociology and Sorokin's "Integralism": A Conversation of Ideas Lawrence T. Nichols 3 Rethinking Burawoy's Public Sociology: A Post-Empiricist Reconstruction Raymond A. Morrow 4 Social Justice and Critical Public Sociology Joe Feagin, Sean Elias, and Jennifer Mueller 5 Public Sociology and the Future: The Possible, the Probable, and the Preferable Wendell Bell 6 The Scientific System of Public Sociology: The Exemplar of Pitirim A. Sorokin's Social Thought Vincent Jeffries Part II: Establishing and Perfecting the Model 7 A Sociology for Public Sociology: Some Needed Disciplinary Changes for Creating Public Sociology Herbert J. Gans 8 Some Suggested Standards for Distinguishing Between Good and Bad Public Sociology Norval D. Gleen 9 On Writing Public Sociology: Accountability through Accessibility, Dialogue, and Relevance Damon Mayrl and Laurel Westbrook 10 Recapturing the Sociological Imagination: The Challenge for Public Sociology Frank Furedi Part III: Teaching and Public Sociology 11 Presenting Sociology's Four 'Faces': Problems and Prospects for the High School Course Michael DeCesare 12 Teaching and Public Sociology Caroline Hodges Persell Part IV: The Practice of Organic Public Sociology: Case Studies 13 From Data to Drama: Returning Research to Convicted Survivors Elizabeth Dermody Leonard 14 Integrating the Four Sociologies: The "Baigou Project" in China Lina Hu 15 Becoming Public Sociology: Indigenous Nations, Dialogue, and Change Stephen Cornell 16 Talking about Racial Disparities in Imprisonment: A Reflection on Experiences in Wisconsin Pamela E. Oliver 17 Public Membership on Medical Licensing Boards: An Integrated Public and Professional Project Ruth Horowitz 18 Counting the Deaths in Darfur: Pitfalls on the Pathway to a Public Sociology Bill McCarthy and John Hagan Part V: Special Fields and Public Sociology 19 Engaged Social Movement Scholarship Robert Kleidman 20 Public Sociology and Universal Human Rights Rhoda E. Howard-Hassmann 21 Altruism, Apology, Forgiveness, and Reconciliation as Public Sociology Samuel P. Oliner 22 A Public Sociology for a Global Age: Recovering the Political Saskia Sassen 23 Global Altruism: Some Considerations Edward A. Tiryakian 24 Futures in the Making: Sociological Practice and Challenge Barbara Adam Part VI: Future Directions 25 The Public Sociology Wars Michael Burawoy Index About the Contributors