Journal Article (Refereed)
Symptomatic Social Science: Reflexivity, Recognition and Redistribution in the Great British Class Survey
May, T 2015, 'Symptomatic Social Science: Reflexivity, Recognition and Redistribution in the Great British Class Survey', Sociological Review, 63(2), pp.400-414.
The article examines methodological and theoretical issues related to the GBCS. It acknowledges its importance for the public profile of sociology, whilst arguing that it needs to develop a better sense of what it stands for not only in terms of understanding societal changes, but contributing to human betterment. To achieve this it discusses the role of reflexivity in the GBCS with reference to position and disposition and accounts of its process. It then moves on to examine its normative basis in terms of an ‘existential analytics’ and suggests a series of ways in which it might advance its insights as the work develops.