Two articles on social inequality from the Department of Sociology are currently among the best ranked at the highly regarded journal Research in Social Stratification and Mobility. One article is the most downloaded and the other takes second place as most cited
In cooperation with Kieran Keohane, Department of Sociology, University College Cork and Anders Petersen, Department of Sociology and Social Work, Aalborg University, Mikael Carleheden edited a special issue of Distinktion – Journal of Social Theory on Social Pathologies of Contemporary Modernity.
Social pathology was once a mainstream concern of the social sciences, but over the years it has become associated with conventional, ‘old fashioned’, or normatively conservative standpoints. For instance, the social science focus on social pathologies of the early and mid-twentieth century was on specific topics, such as alcoholism, crime and delinquency and (what was seen at that time as) sexual deviance.
Inspired by classical texts within The Sociology of Ambivalence this chapter by Professor Margaretha Järvinen in the book Reimagining the Human Service Relationship looks at new forms of treatment and social work inspired by narrative and other constructivist approaches. In these forms of treatment, professionals no longer act as “experts” who know what is best for their clients but rather as coaches and facilitators
This article by Professor Anders Holm and Richard Breen addresses the question of how students and their families make educational decisions. The article describes three types of behavioral model that might underlie decision-making, and it shows that they have consequences for what decisions are made. The study, thus, has policy implications if we wish to encourage students and their families to make better educational choices
The Department of Sociology welcomes about 80 international students from all over the world every term. As an international student at the University of Copenhagen there are several ways of getting guidance on your studies.