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The extended case method
In this article I elaborate and codify the extended case method, which deploys participant observation to locate everyday life in its extralocal and historical context. The extended case methodExpand
For Public Sociology
Responding to the growing gap between the sociological ethos and the world we study, the challenge of public sociology is to engage multiple publics in multiple ways. These public sociologies shouldExpand
Manufacturing Consent: Changes in the Labor Process Under Monopoly Capitalism
  • M. Burawoy
  • Political Science, Economics
  • 1 October 1982
Since the 1930s, industrial sociologists have tried to answer the question, Why do workers not work harder? Michael Burawoy spent ten months as a machine operator in a Chicago factory trying toExpand
The Politics of Production
Ethnography Unbound: Power and Resistance in the Modern Metropolis
In this powerful volume, ten original ethnographies explore two important issues: the ways in which people confront the threats and disruptions of contemporary life, and the ways in which researchersExpand
2004 American Sociological Association Presidential address: for public sociology*.
  • M. Burawoy
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • The British journal of sociology
  • 1 June 2005
Comparing disciplines points to the umbilical chord that connects sociology to the world of publics, underlining sociology's particular investment in the defense of civil society, itself beleaguered by the encroachment of markets and states. Expand
For a Sociological Marxism: The Complementary Convergence of Antonio Gramsci and Karl Polanyi
The postcommunist age calls for a Sociological Marxism that gives pride of place to society alongside but distinct from state and economy. This Sociological Marxism can be traced to the writings ofExpand
Public Sociologies: Contradictions, Dilemmas, and Possibilities
The growing interest in public sociologies marks an increasing gap between the ethos of sociologists and social, political, and economic tendencies in the wider society. Public sociology aims toExpand
The Critical Turn to Public Sociology
Revisiting “radical sociology” of the 1970s one cannot but be struck by its unrepentant academic character, both in its analytic style and its substantive remoteness. It mirrored the world it soughtExpand