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Private troubles, public issues: the Irish sociological imagination

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posted on 2014-01-27, 11:32 authored by Pat O'ConnorPat O'Connor
Introduction: When I first read, with great excitement, The Sociological Imagination in the late 1960s, I was an 18 year old University student, in a society that was beginning to wake from its cultural torpor. A reluctant geographical migrant in childhood, reared in a middle class but poor family in a working class area, I had grown accustomed to the experience of ‘transcendental homelessness’ (Lukacs, 1971). Thus with a deep appreciation of the honour, and the irony, of being asked to give this keynote address – and perhaps an insufficient sense of self preservation- I will begin.

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University of Limerick Department of Sociology Working Paper Series;WP2005-01

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Department of Sociology, University of Limerick

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