Sociologist’s Opportunities and Role in Light of an Open Poster Session – a Case Study Cover Image

Możliwości i rola socjologa w świetle otwartej sesji posterowej — analiza przypadku
Sociologist’s Opportunities and Role in Light of an Open Poster Session – a Case Study

Author(s): Rafał Cekiera, Sławomira Kamińska-Berezowska
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Language and Literature Studies, Sociology, Social development, Sociology of the arts, business, education, Philology
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: role of sociologists; posters, visual culture; sociology of work; human resources management; marketing research; visual sociology

Summary/Abstract: The article presents the possibilities and ways of functioning of a sociologist in the contemporary labor market in Poland based on an analysis of posters presented at the conference “The sociologist meaning who? ... Problems of qualifications of sociologists and their position in a labor market — the international and national requirements and local experience”. This case study is positioned between visual sociology and the sociology of work. The analysis of the posters as products of visual culture is connected with the reflection concerning the basic projections about the role of a sociologist in a society and potential areas of their professional activity shown by the authors of the posters. In this context it is possible to notice some interplay between the perception of professional roles of a sociologist and student authors scientific specialization (which is vivid in the case of students of Sociology of the City and the Region or Sociology of Organizations and Management) as well as recurring concepts of the potential activities of sociologists in the labor market nowadays. It is not possible, however, to generalize the results of this inquiry since they are only of the explanatory character. The analysis has shown the importance of education in the area of creation of visual imagination which seems to be in deficiency among students.

  • Issue Year: 9/2018
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 265-298
  • Page Count: 34
  • Language: Polish