Saturday, 2 December 2017

E. Giermanowska, E. Kolasinska, A. Mrozowicki and J. Rog-Ilnicka on the Doyens of Sociology of Work in Poland

Giermanowska, Ewa, Kolasińska, Elżbieta, Mrozowicki, Adam, Róg-Ilnicka, Joanna (2016) “Tradition, Present and Future of the Sociology of Work in Poland: Reflections on the Project ‘Doyens of the Sociology of Work’”, Warsaw Forum of Economic Sociology 7:1(13) Spring, s. 89-104.
Abstract: This article explores the experiences of the institutionalization and crisis of the sociology of work in Poland by analyzing the narratives of the doyens of the sociology of work in the country. It is argued that the institutionalization of sociology of work in the 1960s and 1970s reflected the requirements of the socialist industrialization of the country and its crisis (lasting from the end of 1980s) has political and economic roots related to systemic transformation. Simultaneously, some parallels between the situation of the sociology of work before and after 1989 are noted, including the challenges of cooperation between sociologists and industry. The empirical data in the article come from the research project carried out the Sociology of Work Section of the Polish Sociological Association based on the narrative interviews with the academic sociologists of work and plant sociologists who began their careers in the period of state socialism in Poland.