There are a range of social scientific disciplines which have spawned sub disciplinary areas of practice and inquiry explicitly concerned with their public role and purpose. For instance:
- Public Sociology
- Public Geography
- Public Anthropology
- Public Archaeology
- Public Criminology
But others seemingly have not. Why is this? Could it be a matter of explicit naming conventions, such that the disciplines closest to sociology have taken their lead from public sociology but that similar trends exist elsewhere? What do these trends have in common and how do they differ? At some point this year I want to try and assemble a public sociologist, public geographer, public anthropologist, public archaeologist and public criminologist to produce a podcast discussion of these issues. If you might like to be part of this then please get in touch: email@example.com
Also I’d love to hear any Public X examples I’ve missed. Please tweet or comment if you know of any!