Although the concept of public sociology might run counter to it being confined to the purely academic, we must acknowledge that the institutionalization of a public sociology will have to begin by “playing by the rules” of academic drudgery. After all, publishing and presenting at conferences are what get you hired in the university and college settings.
What we have listed here are academic resources that we believe are open to the practice of public sociology, and provide professional spaces to “legitimize” such work and allow public sociology to be carried out.
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To see academic journals click here
Additionally, the Social Science Research Council has a series entitled “Academia & the Public Sphere,” featuring essays from prominent scholars across the disciplines on the intersection of academic work and issues of the public sphere.
“Turning a Paper into a Publishable/Published Manuscript” - a handout prepared by Dr. Davis (GMU) as part of a graduate student workshop held during the Fall 2010 semester.