Areas of Research


I have very broad interests in the subject, but the core areas in which I have undertaken research can be broadly grouped into the four divisions. There are other important areas of the subject, but I have written far less on them. The four divisions are:

History of Sociology

The varied national histories of sociology, but especially the history of British sociology. Click for more about the History of Sociology

Social Theory

Understanding the many theoretical approaches to studying social phenomena, especially those developed within sociology. Click for more about Social Theory

Social Structure

Substantive issues concerning the constraining structures that influence human activity, especially those relating to economic organisation, social stratification, and power. Click for more about Social Structure

Research Methods

Methodology, philosophy of science, and the specific research methods that I have used and worked on in my work. Click for more about Research Methods