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SpringerBriefs in Sociology

Achieving Social Impact

Sociology in the Public Sphere

Authors: Soler Gallart, Marta

  • Analyzes the social impact of pursuing social sciences research
  • Presents profound improvements for individuals’ lives as well as crucial scientific advances for societies
  • Shows important developments in sociological theory and social sciences methodology 
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About this book

This book presents the findings of research projects conducted by CREA (Community of Researchers on Excellence for all), a research community based in Barcelona, showing how social transformation combines scientific excellence with the political and social impact of the research. Analyzing the impact of pursuing social sciences research by providing examples of achievements and opportunities despite barriers and obstacles encountered along the way, it is of interest for a broad spectrum of scholars from the field of social sciences – particularly public sociology – as well as from other sciences such as biology and neuroscience.

About the authors

Marta Soler is Professor of Sociology at the University of Barcelona and director of CREA (Community of Research on Excellence for All). She served at the ORCID board of directors and is the Editor of the journal “International Sociology”. She is currently the Main Researcher of the H2020 Project “SOLIDUS” on the analysis of solidarity acts during the crisis in Europe. Further, she is the Knowledge Manager Coordinator of the FP7 Project “IMPACT-EV” on the evaluation of scientific, political and social impact of research. The work developed at IMPACT-EV has led to the development of SIOR (Social Impact Open Repository), the first open digital repository to display, store and cite the social impact of research results. She is Chair of the Research Network “Social Theory” at the European Sociological Association. She joined CREA as a junior researcher in 1992 and since then she has participated in national and European studies on strategies to overcome exclusion. In 2001, she graduated from Harvard, with a dissertation on literary gatherings and empowerment of the working class. Some years later she spoke about this study at the Havens Center at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in a lecture titled “Beyond Bourdieu”. Back in Spain she continued this work discussing speech acts theory through the analysis of communicative acts, and applying this analysis to gender inequalities and gender violence in different domains.

Table of contents (4 chapters)

  • CREA and Our Path Towards Socially Relevant Social Sciences

    Soler-Gallart, Marta

    Pages 1-19

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  • Dialogic Relations and Interactions as an Alternative to Power

    Soler-Gallart, Marta

    Pages 21-42

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  • The Dialogic Self: Preventive Socialization

    Soler-Gallart, Marta

    Pages 43-68

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  • Successful Actions: Democratic Sociology for Democratic Societies

    Soler-Gallart, Marta

    Pages 69-94

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Buy this book

eBook 44,02 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-60270-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover 57,19 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-60269-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Achieving Social Impact
Book Subtitle
Sociology in the Public Sphere
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Sociology
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-60270-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-60270-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-60269-1
Series ISSN
2212-6368
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 96
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