Tanja Vuckovic Juros

"The sociological imagination, I remind you, in considerable part consists of the capacity to shift from one perspective to another, and in the process to build up an adequate view of a total society and of its components. It is this imagination, of course, that sets off the social scientist from the mere technician. Adequate technicians can be trained in a few years. The sociological imagination can also be cultivated; certainly it seldom occurs without a great deal of often routine work. Yet there is an unexpected quality about it, perhaps because its essence is the combination of ideas that no one expected were combinable--say, a mess of ideas from German philosophy and British economics. There is a playfulness of mind back of such combining as well as a truly fierce drive to make sense of the world, which the technician as such usually lacks."

C. Wright Mills, The Sociological Imagination, 1959, p.211

About me

I am Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow at the CIRFASE - Interdisciplinary Research Center on Families and Sexualities, University of Louvain (UCL), Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

I got my PhD from the Dept. of Sociology at Indiana University Bloomington.

I am an active member of the Croatian Sociological Society (HSD) and I co-initiated its Section for Qualitative Methods of Research.

I am also an enthusiastic supporter of the Memory Studies Association (MSA).

Université catholique de Louvain (UCL)College Jacques Leclercq (LECL), Office B336
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