Tag Archives: Mike Mulkay

Whatever Happened to Aberdeen Symbolic Interactionism?

Raymond Illsley had a programme grant from the Medical Research Council (MRC). There was never any doubt that he would get it. Aberdeen already had a large and thriving group of teachers and students interested in symbolic interactionism. It is … Continue reading

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Robert Prus on The New (Constructionist) Sociology of Science

In Symbolic Interaction and Ethnographic Research (pp. 94-98, 1996) Robert Prus examines the Sociology of Science that Mike Mulkay pioneered. Originating in the work of Robert Merton (1957, 1973) and Thomas Kuhn (1962), Mulkay developed a post-Mertonian sociology of Science. … Continue reading

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Social Construction of Scientific Facts

Social Construction of Scientific Facts, first published in jimsresearchnotes 14 Jan 2010, revised 13 April 2015. Background: One of my enduring interests has been the constructionist sociology of science, from the late 1960s by reading Kuhn (1962) and Fell (1960). Fell (1960) was … Continue reading

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The Sociology of Science

One sociologist at Aberdeen University in the late 1960s almost single-handedly developed the sociology of science: Mike Mulkay: Michael Joseph Mulkay (born 1936) is a retired British sociologist of science. He worked as a reader and researcher at the University of Cambridge until … Continue reading

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Repair Work in the Sociology of Science

In The Social Construction of Housing Facts I kept close to Latour and Woolgar’s approach in Laboratory Life: the social construction of scientific facts (1979). I considered using some of Goffman’s concepts to enrich the analysis but decided that it … Continue reading

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