Tag: public sociology

Foucault and Chomsky Debate Human Nature

What is our role in social justice as applied sociologists? In this great debate from 1971, Michel Foucault and Noam Chomsky disagree about the fundamental qualities of¬†“human nature” and the key task of social science in helping humanity achieve its collective potential. Chomsky believes… Continue Reading “Foucault and Chomsky Debate Human Nature”

Sociology More Nimble on its Feet

The quote below comes from a great book with lots of useful case studies of applied sociology in action. In Public Sociology: Research, Action, and Change,¬†Philip Nyden, Leslie Hossfeld and Gwendolyn Nyden, argue: “In their active engagement with various publics, sociologists become more aware… Continue Reading “Sociology More Nimble on its Feet”