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Michael Burawoy
Born (1947-06-15) 15 June 1947 (age 73)[citation needed]
England
Academic background
Alma mater
ThesisMaking Out on the Shop Floor[1] (1976)
Doctoral advisorWilliam Julius Wilson[1]
Influences
Academic work
DisciplineSociology
Sub-discipline
School or traditionMarxism
InstitutionsUniversity of California, Berkeley
Doctoral students
Notable works
Notable ideas
InfluencedLuke Bretherton[11]
Websiteburawoy.berkeley.edu Edit this at Wikidata

Michael Burawoy (born 1947) is a British sociologist working within Marxist social theory, best known as author of Manufacturing Consent: Changes in the Labor Process Under Monopoly Capitalism—a study on work and organizations that has been translated into a number of languages, and the leading proponent of public sociology. Burawoy was also president of the American Sociological Association in 2004 and is a professor at the University of California, Berkeley. In 2006–2010, he was vice-president for the Committee of National Associations of the International Sociological Association (ISA). In the XVII ISA World Congress of Sociology he was elected the 17th President of the International Sociological Association (ISA) for the period 2010–2014.[12]

Biography

Burawoy was born on 15 June 1947.[citation needed] Graduating as a mathematics student from the University of Cambridge in 1968, Burawoy went on to pursue postgraduate study in the newly independent African nation of Zambia, while simultaneously working as a researcher for Anglo American PLC. Completing a master's degree at the University of Zambia in 1972, Burawoy enrolled as a doctoral student at the University of Chicago, finishing a sociology dissertation with an ethnography of Chicago industrial workers, later to become Manufacturing Consent: Changes in the Labor Process Under Monopoly Capitalism.

Aside from Burawoy's sociological study of the industrial workplace in Zambia, Burawoy has studied industrial workplaces in Chicago, Hungary, and post-Soviet Russia. His method of choice is usually participant observation, more specifically ethnography.[13] Based on his studies of the workplace he has looked into the nature of postcolonialism, the organization of state socialism, and the problems in the transition from socialism.

In more recent times, Burawoy has moved away from observing factories to looking at his own place of work—the university—to consider the way sociology is taught to students and how it is put into the public domain. His work on public sociology is most prominently shown in his presidential address to the American Sociological Association in 2004, where he divides sociology into four separate (yet overlapping) categories: public sociology, policy sociology (which has an extra-academic audience), professional sociology (which addresses an academic audience familiar with theoretical and methodological frameworks common to the discipline of sociology), and lastly critical sociology which, like public sociology, produces reflexive knowledge but which is only available to an academic audience, like professional sociology.

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References

  1. ^ a b Burawoy, Michael (December 1976). Making Out on the Shop Floor (PhD thesis). University of Chicago. pp. iii–iv. OCLC 4511385. ProQuest 302822488.
  2. ^ Hollands, Robert; Stanley, Liz. "Rethinking 'Current Crisis' Arguments: Gouldner and the Legacy of Critical Sociology". Sociological Research Online. 14 (1). para. 2.7. doi:10.5153/sro.1839. ISSN 1360-7804.
  3. ^ Matić, Davorka (2017). "The Calling of Sociology: Beyond Value-Detached Professionalism and Partisan Activism". Revija za sociologiju. 47 (2): 179. doi:10.5613/rzs.47.2.3. ISSN 0350-154X.
  4. ^ Aidnik, Martin (2015). "A Sociology for the 21st century? An Enquiry into Public Sociology Reading Zygmunt Bauman". Studies of Transition States and Societies. 7 (2): 9. ISSN 1736-8758. Retrieved 23 March 2021.
  5. ^ Varela, Paula (2019). "Manufacturing Consent: A Concern that Lasted 40 Years; Interview with Michael Burawoy". New Proposals: Journal of Marxism and Interdisciplinary Inquiry. 10 (2): 28–29. hdl:11336/119533. ISSN 1715-6718. Retrieved 24 March 2021.
  6. ^ Varela, Paula (2019). "Manufacturing Consent: A Concern that Lasted 40 Years; Interview with Michael Burawoy". New Proposals: Journal of Marxism and Interdisciplinary Inquiry. 10 (2): 26–27. hdl:11336/119533. ISSN 1715-6718. Retrieved 24 March 2021.
  7. ^ https://www.isa-sociology.org/en/about-isa/history-of-isa/isa-past-presidents/list-of-presidents/michael-burawoy
  8. ^ a b c d e http://burawoy.berkeley.edu/Biography/CV.pdf
  9. ^ Milkman, Ruth (August 31, 1981). The Reproduction of Job Segregation by Sex: A Study of the Changing Sexual Division of Labor in the Auto and Electrical Manufacturing Industries in the 1940s (PhD thesis). University of California-Berkeley. OCLC 223010952. ProQuest 303132873.
  10. ^ Sherman, Rachel Ellen (August 2003). Class Acts: Producing and Consuming Luxury Service in Hotels (PhD thesis). University of California-Berkeley. OCLC 57586295. ProQuest 305343424.
  11. ^ Seth, Dev (7 November 2019). "Luke Bretherton: Coming to Judgment in a World of Difference". University Scholars Program. Durham, North Carolina: Duke University. Retrieved 24 March 2021.
  12. ^ "ISA Presidents". International Sociological Association. Retrieved 2012-07-25.
  13. ^ See his collaborative work on: Ethnography Unbound: Power and Resistance in the Modern Metropolis (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1991) and Global Ethnography: Forces, Connections and Imaginations in a Postmodern World (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2000).
Professional and academic associations
Preceded by
William T. Bielby
President of the American Sociological Association
2004
Succeeded by
Troy Duster
Preceded by
Michel Wieviorka
President of the International Sociological Association
2010–2014
Succeeded by
Margaret Abraham