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“In a Lively Mind Many Things Happen at the Same Time:” Cultural Sociology and the Sociology of Literature (a Discussion)
“In a Lively Mind Many Things Happen at the Same Time:” Cultural Sociology and the Sociology of Literature (a Discussion)

Author(s): Wendy Griswold, Stanisław Krawczyk
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Education, Sociology, Higher Education , Sociology of Education
Published by: Instytut Badań Literackich Polskiej Akademii Nauk

Summary/Abstract: Wendy Griswold, an American sociologist, presents her studies in cultural sociology and in the sociology of literature, placing her own activity in the context of the historical development of these fields in the United States. She talks about her experiences as a doctoral student at Harvard University, describes her international research projects, and explains her claims and preferences concerning sociological methodology and theory. Other important threads of the interview include academic inspirations and the ways of selecting a research topic; relations between literary scholarship and sociology; teaching at universities; and practical and personal aspects of scientific work. The interview concludes with a summary of Wendy Griswold’s current studies on reading.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 137-153
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: English