Models of Sociology by M. Burawoy and the Role of the Sociologist in Society Cover Image

Modele uprawiania socjologii w ujęciu Michaela Burawoya a rola socjologa w społeczeństwie
Models of Sociology by M. Burawoy and the Role of the Sociologist in Society

Author(s): Adam Kosznicki
Subject(s): Sociology
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego
Keywords: public sociology; Michael Burawoy; Piotr Sztompka; Stanisław Ossowski; Michał Hułas; Rangvald Kallenberg; social role of researcher

Summary/Abstract: The main target of this article is presentation of new trend in sociological discourse, which is public sociology. It was invented by american researcher Michael Burawoy. Since fi rst announcement of his theses about role of sociology and the people who pracising it in modern society, public sociology became very prominent and face with extreme diff erent opinions. While some people were treating it as new doctrine for social researchers, the others says that this trend hasn’t any real value. One of main opponents of this approach in Poland is Piotr Sztompka. Next part of this article is devoted to his criticism of public sociology. Also there are quoted some other arguments expressed by oponents of Burawoy. The summary of this text is personal opionion of author concerned on public sociology and role of sociologist in nowadays society.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 50-60
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Polish