William Julius Wilson Reflects on “Sociological Career that Integrates Social Science with Social Policy”

The most recent (2011) Annual Review of Sociology contains William Julius Wilson’s [When Work Disappears (1996), The Truly Disadvantaged (1987), The Declining Significance of Race (1978)] autobiographical reflections on his career as a social scientist who engages policy makers. He urges sociologists to seek balance between accessible writing and careful exposition of complex theory, lest sociology be used as an ideological weapon in public debate.

[If you institution subscribes to ARS, you can access the full text of the article on their site.]

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