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Sociological islands: An appraisal of connection- making practices in research reporting

Tsilipakos, Leonidas


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{
  "publisher": "Zentral- und Hochschulbibliothek Luzern", 
  "DOI": "10.5281/zenodo.823104", 
  "container_title": "Ethnographic studies", 
  "title": "Sociological islands: An appraisal of connection- making practices in research reporting", 
  "issued": {
    "date-parts": [
      [
        2017, 
        7, 
        5
      ]
    ]
  }, 
  "abstract": "<p>The present article provides an example of what a&nbsp;normative methodological assessment based on the detailed&nbsp;examination of&nbsp;sociological work can contribute in terms of addressing problems in the social&nbsp;sciences. Specifically, the&nbsp;article scrutinises research featured in a highly&nbsp;esteemed general sociology journal and focuses on ways in which the&nbsp;reported&nbsp;research is embedded within a network of connections both to other academic&nbsp;work as well to the social world at&nbsp;large. The case is made that typical&nbsp;connection-making practices actually constitute gestures toward implied or token&nbsp;connections rather than well-supported and carefully articulated ones, thus&nbsp;resulting in studies which, although presented&nbsp;as if they were part of a&nbsp;continuous expanse of land, are in fact insular. The actual insularity of&nbsp;sociological research is not&nbsp;only detrimental to the research itself, but is&nbsp;also largely responsible for perpetuating disciplinary dysfunction and&nbsp;incoherence. It can be combated with the cultivation of sensibilities relating&nbsp;to interpretation and argumentation.</p>", 
  "author": [
    {
      "family": "Tsilipakos, Leonidas"
    }
  ], 
  "page": "64-86", 
  "note": "+ Sprache: eng", 
  "type": "article-journal", 
  "publisher_place": "Luzern", 
  "issue": "14, Juli 2017", 
  "id": "823104"
}
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