Monthly Archives: October 2016

BSA Sociologists outside Academia meeting on ‘Practical Sociology: Agenda for Action’.

This is the notification for the BSA Sociologists outside Academia meeting on ‘Practical Sociology: Agenda for Action’.

It takes place on Monday 17 October, at the British Psychological Society meeting room, Tabernacle St, London EC1 from 12.30 to 4.30.

For the past year, the British Sociological Association (BSA) group Sociologists outside Academia has been focusing on the potential and possibility for practical sociology here in the UK.  We are convinced that sociology is essential not only for understanding the big problems that face society, but also the daily issues that need addressing at work, at home or in the community.  We believe sociologists have the concepts (like ‘cultural capital’ or ‘moral panic’), the theories (social mobility, socialisation) and detailed knowledge of organisations and human interactions that can address such everyday problems.

This workshop will be of interest to sociologists and others who are keen to see the application of sociological concepts, models and theories in practical settings in the public, private and third sectors.  Please come along and help us set an agenda for developing practical sociology.

For more information and to book a place (very small registration fee) see: