Here, Dr Athanasia Chalari discusses public sociology, and the MSc programme in public sociology that she leads at the University of Northampton. In all the years I have been teaching undergraduate and postgraduate sociology classes, my first Powerpoint slide always asks students the same question: Why bother? This is a Read more…
C. Wright Mills’ idea of a sociological imagination that frames personal troubles in the context of social structure could have been written with social workers in mind, suggests Mike Thomas.
Everardo Minardi and Gianluca Piscitelli describe the development of an Italian applied sociology lab, and impacts of the pandemic on applied sociologists.
Sociology has much to say about the grand problems facing contemporary society, from climate change to migration to wealth and health inequalities, as readers of Discover Society know. But sociologists are also addressing the smaller problems of everyday life, ranging from improving urban spaces to enhancing work and productivity.