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Introduction for special section: attitudes: ontology, methodology, impact

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Publication date

28 Oct 2014

Summary

To introduce the special section we offer some reflections on the history of the attitude and its role within the social sciences and sociology in particular. Our central point is that the concept is pervasive in social science, and yet for a disciplinary environment where reflective criticism is the norm and where constructs are constantly questioned, the attitude has had a remarkably easy ride. Part of the issue here is that the attitude was largely developed within psychology and in a sense that discipline has done its work. It is time that the concept was subjected to sociological scrutiny: for sociology to claim it, critique it, develop it...

Published in

Sociological Research Online

Volume

19

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.5153/sro.3325

ISSN

16

Subjects

Social Sciences and Sociology

Links

http://serlib0.essex.ac.uk/record=b1402839~S5

Notes

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