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Situated Intervention: Sociological Experiments in Health Care

Teun Zuiderent-Jerak


This book considers the question of how the direct involvement of social scientists in the practices they study can lead to the production of interesting sociological knowledge. It draws together two activities that are often seen as belonging to different realms: intervening in practices and furthering sociological understanding of them. The common separation of these domains partly stems from disciplinary self-understandings within sociology as either ‘detached’ or ‘engaged’. Situated Intervention proposes that this debate is unproductive for discussing the role of social sciences in relatio ... More

Keywords: Situated Intervention, Engagement, Sociology, Medical sociology, Experiment, Normativity, Healthcare, Hacking

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780262029384
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262029384.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Teun Zuiderent-Jerak, author
McGill University