This week I am giving a talk about TSP’s work at a conference for UMN’s Office for Public Engagement. To supplement the talk, and save room on the slides, we pulled together a few of our favorite resources on public sociology for the attendees.
There are many different ways that sociologists do outreach. We have a broad range of approaches and goals, and so the conversation about public sociology is a great place to start for scholars in any field interested in public engagement. These resources provide a good overview of core issues, debates, and approaches:
- ASA Resources on Public Communication
- Evaluating Pubic Communication in Tenure and Promotion
- Arlene Stein and Jessie Daniels. 2017. Going Public: A Guide for Social Scientists. University of Chicago Press.
- Kieran Healy. 2017. “Public Sociology in the Age of Social Media.” Perspectives on Politics15(3):771–80.
- Douglas Hartmann. 2017. “Sociology and Its Publics: Reframing Engagement and Revitalizing the Field.” The Sociological Quarterly 58(1): 3-18.
- Herbert Gans. 2016. “Public Sociology and Its Publics.” American Sociologist 47:3–11.
- Michael Burawoy. 2005. “2004 American Sociological Association Presidential Address: For Public Sociology.” American Sociological Review 70(1):4–28.
There are also many different places to do public scholarship. Here are a few to start: