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Laurie Taylor interview: What have been the key trends in sociology over your lifetime?

Updated Thursday 18th June 2015

In this short video, Laurie Taylor mulls over the key trends that have occured during his lifetime in the field of sociology.

This video is part of The Laurie Taylor Interviews collection.

Laurie Taylor also presents the BBC Radio 4 series Thinking Allowed in partnership with The Open University's Social Sciences faculty. 

 

 

 

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