Vision and Mission of Sociology: Learning from the Russian Historical Experience

@article{Sorokin2017VisionAM,
  title={Vision and Mission of Sociology: Learning from the Russian Historical Experience},
  author={Pavel S. Sorokin},
  journal={The American Sociologist},
  year={2017},
  volume={48},
  pages={135-171}
}
  • P. Sorokin
  • Published 1 June 2017
  • Sociology
  • The American Sociologist
The present study demonstrates that the path of the “organic public sociology” (proposed by Michael Burowoy in his famous call of the 2004) as the dominating mode of sociological practice in the national context can be menacing with the serious pitfalls manifested in broad historical perspective. We reveal the four pitfalls basing on the analysis of the Russian experience through the last 150 years. First, the over-politicization and ideological biasness of sociological activities; second, the… 
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