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Gouldners child? Some reflections on sociology and participatory action research

Wadsworth, Yoland


The article commences with a personal reflection on reflexive sociology's methodological emergence from the critique of scientific positivism that took place in the late 1960s and early 1970s. These 'paradigm wars' reached something of a zenith around the time of the final opus of a key proponent, Alvin Gouldner, in 1979. An uneasy truce was then reached under new conditions of growing economic rationalism. While mainstream academic sociology plunged into the 'coming crisis' foretold by...[Show more]

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Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Sociology
DOI: 10.1177/1440783305057079


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