A Question of Knowledge
This book uniquely illustrates the key concepts and issues involved with recent examples drawn from empirical research, highlighting the practical relevance of difficult theoretical and philosophical concepts to the way in which we think and talk about knowledge both in an everyday and in an academic/ sociological context.
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Classical Theory and Modern Studies: Introduction to Sociological Theory
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Classification as revelation
Whose truth will rule?
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Alternative Medicine analysis approach argued assumptions Bloor body Bourdieu challenge Chapter claims cognitive Collins concept conceptualisation considered context contrast culture debates deconstruction definition described discourse discourse analysis discussion divisions Elias Elias's emphasis empirical empiricism example experience explored feminist field folklorists formal forms of knowledge Foucault Gouldner groups held Holistic Health holistic medicine ideas interests interpretations issues judgements Kilminster Knorr-Cetina language ledge Longino look Mannheim mean Mulkay nature notion objectivity observation particular perhaps position possible Potter practice problems production programme rationality reading reality referred Reflexive Sociology reflexivity relationship relativism representation resonances Roth scientific knowledge sense situationally social constructionism social science social scientists social studies society sociologists sociology of knowledge sociology of science sort specific Spivak Strong Programme studies of science study of knowledge Tambiah textual theory thinking thought tion truth understanding Wacquant whilst Wigmore Hall Woolgar words writing