Developing public sociology through health impact assessment.

@article{Elliott2008DevelopingPS,
  title={Developing public sociology through health impact assessment.},
  author={Eva Elliott and G. Ishmael Williams},
  journal={Sociology of health & illness},
  year={2008},
  volume={30 7},
  pages={1101-16}
}
The renewed interest in 'public sociology' has sparked debate and discussion about forms of sociological work and their relationship to the State and civil society. Medical sociologists are accustomed to engaging with a range of publics and audiences inside and outside universities and are in a position to make an informed contribution to this debate. This paper describes how some of the debates about sociological work are played out through a 'health impact assessment' of a proposed housing… CONTINUE READING