Fabio, over at orgtheory.net, suggets yet again that Sociology should be more like something else. I am genuinely mystified by these periodic forays into the dissing of the discipline, and my take is generally that:
- There is a small but persistent category of sociologists who always seem to want sociology to be more like some other discipline (usually, some other high status discipline like physics or economics), and they generally don’t think that other disciplines ought to be more like sociology; and
- These suggestions are almost based on some hypothetical, non-existent world.
I’m only pointing out Fabio because it’s the most recent example. People write books on What’s Wrong with Sociology; articles outline the problems of the discipline. The whole enterprise is rather puzzling.
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