The future of sociology:
extinction, stagnation or evolution?


Jenkins Richard

University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom r.p.jenkins@sheffield.ac.uk

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Jenkins Richard The future of sociology: extinction, stagnation or evolution?. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2015. No 3. P. 11-21




Abstract

Future of sociology is discussed as well as a number of its problems discussed in sociological community building on C.W. Mills ideas formulated in his “Sociological Imagination’. Three scenarios are considered. Author pleads for joint efforts of qualitative and quantitative sociologists, for realization of principal postulate that empirical studies are the basis of sociology as a discipline, for close links of sociological theory with empirical data etc. The paper is built of the inaugural lecture as professor emeritus of Aalborg University.


Keywords
future of sociology; sociological theory; sociological imagination; qualitative methods; quantitative methods
Content No 3, 2015