The Sociology of Sociology as a Reflective Analysis of the Changes in Sociological Doctoral Theses
Sociology is “a discipline which examines social lives of humans, groups and societies” (Giddens, 2000: 2), “an important social science which tries to understand and explain social world in its own genuine way” (Erkul & Esgin, 2013: 350) and “a scientific and humanistic discipline which sees society as an objective structure created by human actions” (Swingewood 2010: 347). According to Bauman, sociology, which can be defined in various ways, is “primarily a way of thinking about human world” (2012: 17) and “ongoing series of activities which include testing human interactions against new interests, new experiences, adding new information to accumulated human knowledge and change of information in this process” (2012: 9).
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