In this presentation it is assumed that craft for sociological practice, an applied side of the discipline, could be expanded if sociologists knew how to do the craft or, if they already know, want to engage in the practice. Its potential is illustrated in one sector. The selection, when associated with decisions or action, comes out of public participation in collective life, often in the framework of an entire society or some action center in it. The name often associated with it is Sociological Imagination. An associated task is to identify “contradictions” and to explore ways to resolve them as social problems. One may often see social studies going toward either an affirmative or an oppositional sociology, but social realities studied may determine the direction.
Floro, George. 2010. "Applying Craft for Sociological Practice: Place in Odyssey." Journal of Rural Social Sciences, 25(1): Article 8. Available at: https://egrove.olemiss.edu/jrss/vol25/iss1/8