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Sociology: Research


Critical Sociology

Critical sociology' in the sense of the re-examination of the foundations of the discipline, is a theme of much of our work. The area is an increasing focus both of regular events, such as our annual Goffman Lecture, and of ad hoc ones such as the 2014 Symposium ‘Theorizing Roles and Collective Intentionality: Contemporary Perspectives’. The Critical Sociology cluster has researchers engaging both in reflective evaluations of key concepts in social science, such as Power and Interests, and critical appraisals of social and institutional practices, for example labour market and career guidance.