The School of Social Science at the University of Queensland is holding an event in honour of Mike Emmison, who is retiring from UQ.
Tuesday 13 March 2012
5.00pm for a 5.30pm start
(Refreshments included at 6.30pm)
Auditorium (Level 2)
Sir Llew Edwards Building (14)
The University of Queensland
St Lucia campus
firstname.lastname@example.org or 3365 3173 by Tuesday 6 March 2012
Mike will be giving a Farewell Lecture entitled ‘Sociology, discovery and progress: lessons from the study of naturally occurring talk-in-interaction’.
Sociology has a long tradition of critical self-examination in which its perceived defects and deficiencies are laid bare. In this lecture I revisit two recent assessments of the state of sociology, those by Stephen Cole and Randall Collins. By using their diagnoses of the problems within sociology as a foil it is possible to conceive of an alternative vision for the discipline.
Our fate, alternatively, is to remain in the empirically productive, but ultimately incoherent and disconnected, research frontier.
For further information, please see www.uq.edu.au/sbs/farewell-lecture
Please join us in celebrating Mike and his work (so far)