Problem Solving Sociology
Problem-solving sociology uses sociological insights and ideas to solve social problems, and uses the solving of social problems to advance sociological theory. See this brief introduction and this theoretical discussion.
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Sign up here to present at our monthly "virtual coffee hours" (run by Ji-won Lee of University at Albany, SUNY) or here to meet one random problem-solving sociologist every month. There are also reading groups and a Facebook group (run by Theresa Beardall of Virginia Tech), and we hold annual dissertation proposal development workshops for graduate students. And see here for advice on running a problem-solving workshop at your university.
This community is growing, and we welcome new ideas for how to bring problem-solving sociologists together. Contact Monica Prasad if you would like to start a new reading group or discussion group or conference or workshop or other initiative under the problem-solving umbrella.
Look out for a book on problem solving sociology forthcoming from Oxford University Press in 2021!
August 6th, 10am Central / 11am Eastern
August 7th, 3:15 to 4:40pm Central / 4:15 to 5:40pm Eastern
(How) Should Sociology Solve Problems? (Thematic Session at the 2021 Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association) (Zoom Link: TBA) (Description)
Mirta Toledo, "Pure Diversity"