A Sociology for Public Sociology: Some Needed Disciplinary Changes for Creating Public Sociology

Herbert J. Gans is Professor emeritus at Columbia University. His engagement with the issue of public sociology dates back to his 1988 Presidential Address to the American Sociological Association (ASA). He has just published an autobiographical essay in the Annual Review of Sociology (2009) titled “Working in Six Research Areas: A Multi-Field Sociological Career.” Michael Burawoy’s dramatic reinvention of […]