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May, Tim 1957-

Works: 128 works in 472 publications in 6 languages and 12,587 library holdings
Genres: History  Educational films  Internet videos  Music  Rock music  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Performer, Instrumentalist, Other
Classifications: HM51, 300.72
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Tim May
Social research : issues, methods and process by Tim May( )

79 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

May examines the research process in general and aspects of its practice in particular, in order to bridge the gap between theory and methods. This expanded edition incorporates the latest developments in social research
Qualitative research in action by Tim May( )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 2,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rather than being a how-to book, this volume examines the ideas and practices of qualitative research in terms of their applicability for an understanding and explanation of the place of qualitative research in the social sciences
Introduction to the philosophy of social research by Malcolm Williams( )

30 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 1,964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the philosophy of social research which relates philosophical ideas to actual research practice. The book makes use of illustrations from the UK, US and Europe to examine specific problems and broader issues
Situating social theory by Tim May( )

30 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 1,917 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book then examines schools of thought and social theorists that represent the current terrain of social theory, including Goffman, ethnomethodology, symbolic interactionism, Giddens, Habermas, Foucault, Bourdieu, feminisms and postmodernism. The chapters follow a common format, locating the main ideas in terms of relevant traditions and historical context, discussing how theories have subsequently developed, and examining the modifications, applications and critiques of these ideas. Throughout, a focus on the relationship between agency, ideas on the social self and social structure provides a thematic coherence
Thinking sociologically by Zygmunt Bauman( Book )

34 editions published between 2001 and 2019 in English and Chinese and held by 1,150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now in its third edition, Thinking sociologically continues to offer a stimulating exploration of the underlying assumptions and tacit expectations which structure our view of the world. The authors explore key concepts in sociology, review recent developments in society and examine the applicability of sociology to everyday life. The world has changed a great deal since the second edition's publication. Issues of climate change, sustainability, inequality, social justice, inclusion and the role of social media have risen to prominence, and we are collectively challenging our ways of thinking about intimacy, community, consumption, ethics, social identity, and more. This new third edition has been revised to reflect these and other transformations in our lives, helping us to think sociologically about the consequences of these burgeoning issues, how we organize our societies, understand ourselves and lead our lives. Written for undergraduates, postgraduates, practicing sociologists and social scientists, this book also holds a broad appeal to a general audience. The third edition of Thinking sociologically offers a compelling survey of sociological issues, recent changes in society and their influence on our day-to-day lives and identities
Social research & reflexivity : content, consequences and context by Tim May( )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,082 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What are the critical gaps in thinking about reflexivity and social research? How is reflexive practice shaped by the contexts and cultures in which researchers work? How might research practice respond to twin demands of excellence and relevance in the knowledge-based economy? Thinking reflexively about the inter-relationships between social research and societal practices is all the more important in the so-called knowledge economy. Developing reflexive practices in social research is not achieved through applying a method. Where and how researchers work is fundamental in shaping the capacities and capabilities to produce research as content and context lie in a dynamic interaction. This book not only provides a history of reflexive thought, but its consequences for the practice of social research and an understanding of the contexts in which it is produced. Overall, the book offers an exciting new position on reflexive research that will generate much debate through its successful achievement of two difficult feats: providing essential reading for orientations on reflexivity and social research in the twenty-first century and making a landmark contribution to thinking and practice in the field
Interpreting the field : accounts of ethnography( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The aim of this book is to demonstrate the importance of qualitative research first through an examination of the data it produces, and second, by using first-hand research accounts of ethnographic work. Topics covered include drug dealing, football hooliganism, entrepreneurial crime, the culture of policing, policing and the miners' strike
Working with offenders : issues, contexts, and outcomes by Tim May( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The papers in this collection examine the knowledge, skills and values which are needed by those working as probation officers and social workers, and provide a critical appraisal of the policies and requirements which guide those roles
Knowing the social world( Book )

11 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This ground-breaking and multi-disciplinary volume brings together a distinguished team of leading thinkers, to discuss issues surrounding and informing social science
Probation : politics, policy, and practice by Tim May( Book )

15 editions published between 1990 and 1995 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the effects of changes in the criminal justice system and society in general upon the organization and everyday work of the probation service in England and Wales. The book traces paradigm, political and organizational changes
Reflexivity : the essential guide by Tim May( )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reflexivity - the critical examination of how we see the world - is integral to good research practice. From this state-of-the-art, accessible tour of its history and contemporary relevance, readers will learn of its importance to social research and to society generally. The text introduces a host of influential thinkers and their key ideas on reflexivity, and incorporates examples from a range of disciplines and research settings. Drawing on the authors' extensive experience of real research settings, this book: Pinpoints the importance of reflexivity in social research; Demonstrates its relevance to everyday life; Firmly locates the concept in the history of ideas; Explores key questions about the bases of knowledge and understanding; Presents key thinkers, concepts and issues in easy-to-understand learning boxes. The result is a book that provides students and researchers in the social sciences with the knowledge and understanding necessary not only to examine the role of reflexivity in contemporary life, but to apply it in their own research practice
Rhythms of the world( Book )

6 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rhythms of the world, written to accompany the performance based BBC2 series, profiles the personalities, traditions and issues behind [the] explosion in world music" -- Back cover
Cities and the knowledge economy : promise, politics and possibilities by Tim May( Book )

9 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A knowledge economy for the few -- References -- 4. Universities as engines of growth -- Introduction -- The place and space of universities -- Boundaries under pressure -- Univer-cities -- A missing middle -- Summary: Institutions and the knowledge economy -- References -- 5. Knowing the city -- Introduction -- Knowledge matters -- Expertise and the university -- Boundaries, analysis and democracy -- Excellence and relevance in the game of scales -- Summary: Knowledge, context and action -- References -- pt. III Possibilities -- 6. Excavating alternatives in the shadows of the knowledge economy -- Introduction -- Forging alternative urban imaginaries -- Control, participation and coproduction -- Learning from alternatives -- Challenging dominant frames -- Summary: The search for just and sustainable possibilities -- References -- 7. Critique and transformation in the `real' university -- Introduction
Qualitative research in action by Tim May( Book )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rather than being a how-to book, this volume examines the ideas and practices of qualitative research in terms of their applicability for an understanding and explanation of the place of qualitative research in the social sciences
Vom Nutzen der Soziologie by Zygmunt Bauman( Book )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inleiding tot het werkgebied, de denkkaders en belangrijkste begrippen van de sociologie
Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the rainbow nation( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

You'll never be free until we are free, said Archbishop Desmond Tutu to the white citizens of South Africa-and thanks to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, blacks and whites alike are finally free to put down the burden of guilt and come together as one people. This program follows a busy day in the life of Nobel Laureate Tutu in 1996, which begins with a tour through his Cape Town diocese and ends with a trip to Johannesburg to greet his mentor, Trevor Huddleston, on his return to South Africa. Can post-apartheid reforms outpace the daunting challenges still facing the Rainbow Nation?
Cities and the Knowledge Economy by Tim May( )

2 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pensando sociológicamente by Zygmunt Bauman( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At tænke sociologisk by Zygmunt Bauman( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in Danish and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dancing on the ceiling by Lionel Richie( Recording )

in Undetermined and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Introduction to the philosophy of social research
Qualitative research in actionIntroduction to the philosophy of social researchSituating social theoryThinking sociologicallySocial research & reflexivity : content, consequences and contextInterpreting the field : accounts of ethnographyWorking with offenders : issues, contexts, and outcomesKnowing the social world
Alternative Names
May, Tim

May Tim Peter

May, Tim Peter, 1957-

Mei, Dimu.

Mey, Tīm.

메이, 팀 1957-

ティム メイ 1957-

メイ, ティム