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Future Sociologists for future Crisis? The Case of Croatian Sociology

Barada, Valerija; Zdravković, Željka
Future Sociologists for future Crisis? The Case of Croatian Sociology // Abstract Book / n.a. (ur.).
Torino: European Sociological Association, 2013. str. 905-906 (poster, međunarodna recenzija, sažetak, ostalo)

Future Sociologists for future Crisis? The Case of Croatian Sociology

Barada, Valerija ; Zdravković, Željka

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Sažeci sa skupova, sažetak, ostalo

Abstract Book / N.a. - Torino : European Sociological Association, 2013, 905-906


11th European Sociological Association Conference: Crisis, Critique and Change

Mjesto i datum
Torino, Italija, 28-31.08.2013

Vrsta sudjelovanja

Vrsta recenzije
Međunarodna recenzija

Ključne riječi
Legislators ; interpreters ; professional socialization ; Croatia

This paper seeks to explore the potential of sociology as a profession to understand the post- transitional socio-economic changes in Croatian society. It is argued that the Croatian sociology profession is characterized by interrelation of its legitimizing and interpretative role (Bauman, 1987). This tension is specifically incorporated in the process of professional socialization during university education of future sociologists. The argument is based on qualitative and quantitative research conducted in 2012 on BA and MA sociology students in Zadar, Croatia. Interview results show that students see sociologists as well informed, tolerant, critical, publicly outspoken professionals capable of explaining complex processes and thus actively influencing social change. The sociologists in the making, note that they have undergone emancipatory process which only overspills to their personal groups. The survey data corroborate these findings. While some segments of students still exhibit survival values (Inglehart, 2005), the results show the rising tendency in self- expressive values and attitudes. However, self- expression fails to activate critical public engagement of students and to enculture them into the interpretative sociology professionals. They remain within their closed and familiar networks and settings, and do not foster competences for the proactive response to the changing socio- economic frameworks. The developmental potential of future sociologists thus remains ambivalent: they perceive the profession as interpretative, emphasizing its public role (Burawoy, 2005), while the lack of their own engagement can be understood more from the legislative realm.

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269-0762385-2380 - Hrvatsko društvo: identitet, mobilnost i nove tehnologije (Inga Tomić-Koludrović, )

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