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'We must put ourselves in the position of the subject who tries to find his way in this world, and we must remember, first of all, that the environment by which he is influenced and to which he adapts himself is his world, not the objective world of science.'

W.I. Thomas
and
F. Znaniecki

Qualitative Sociology Review
2006
Volume II Issue 3


Contributors


Antony J. Puddephatt is a postdoctoral fellow in the Science and Technology Studies Department at Cornell University. His interests include sociological theory, science and technology studies, and ethnographic research. He is currently conducting a grounded theory styled analysis of the social and organizational dynamics of multidisciplinary research collaborations in the natural sciences.

Contact: ajp66@cornell.edu


Robert Prus is a professor of sociology at the University of Waterloo. A symbolic interactionist and pragmatist ethnographer, he intends to connect social theory with the study of human action in a very direct, experientially-engaged (community life-world) sense. He has written several books on the ways that people make sense of and engage the life-worlds in which they find themselves. These include Road Hustler with C.R.D. Sharper; Hookers, Rounders, and Desk Clerks with Styllianoss Irini; Making Sales; Pursuing Customers; Symbolic Interaction and Ethnographic Research; Subcultural Mosaics and Intersubjective Realities; Beyond the Power Mystique; and The Deviant Mystique with Scott Grills. At present, Robert Prus is tracing the developmental flows of pragmatist thought from the classical Greek era (c700-300BCE) to the present time. This involves a number of areas of western social thought - including rhetoric, poetics, religious studies, ethnohistory, education, politics, and philosophy.

Contact: prus@uwaterloo.ca


Thomas Scheff is Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is the author of many books and articles, including "Goffman Unbound!: A New Paradigm." 2006. Boulder, Colorado: Paradigm Publishers. He is currently studying pop love songs, hypermasculinity, and alienation.

Contact: scheff@soc.ucsb.edu


Andrew P. Carlin (PhD) is based at St Columb's College, Derry City, Northern Ireland. He has published on the social organization of texts, the nature of interdisciplinary studies, and scholarly communication. His research interests include the ethno-inquiries, membership categorization analysis and visual order of public spaces. He is a co-executor of Edward Rose's literary estate.

Contact: A.Carlin@ulster.ac.uk


Izabela Wagner (PhD) is a researcher in the GETI laboratory in Paris 8 University. She is also a member of the Centre of French Civilisation at University of Warsaw. Her areas of research are the career, elite socialisation, higher education, functioning of occupational milieu, and international professional culture. The researches concern particularly two occupational groups: virtuosos musicians and researchers in life-sciences disciplines. The field of these studies is situated in different countries in UE (France, Poland, Germany, Spain) and in the USA or Canada.

Contact: izabela.wagner@yahoo.fr


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