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Policies designed to address the crisis of the Ph.D. undersupply should take the diversity of the lost generation into account. To document this diversity, this paper identifies eight general adaptations to the restricted opportunities for Ph.D.’s and then groups these types according to their...
In contrast to the malaise that Collins (1986), characterized for sociology of the 1980s, I argue that the future for sociology and sociologists is bright. There are three structural changes that lead to my optimism. First, the professoriate is changing from one that has been overwhelmingly...
Fieldworkers have long acknowledged the problems of gaining access to research settings but often failed to analyze them systematically. In this article we provide preliminary evidence that, when seeking to enter formal bureaucracies, access problems can be better understood and more easily...
In considering mainstream introductory-sociology textbooks published between 1975–1989, three underlying messages and their instructional implications/remedies are identified and treated. First, society was portrayed as overstructured, organized, and impersonal. The need, therefore, is to stress...
Critics argue that few sociological publications are cited in the subsequent literature and that this implies many are superfluous. Data on the number of citations to three kinds of sociological documents—journal articles, chapters in edited books, and books—show that a substantial majority of...
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