Editor's Preface

Wayne State University, Aug 2018

W. David Watts

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Editor's Preface

Editor 's Preface W. David Watts Jacksonville State University Follow this and additional works at: http://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/csr Part of the Sociology Commons Recommended Citation - Article 2 Editor's Preface W. David Watts Jacksonville State University This volume of the Clinical Sociology Review contains a number of exciting applications of sociological theory and methods. Whether Melvyn Fein is discussing treatment of the individual client, Sandra Coyle is writing about the process of reconstruction of emotions of members of a 12-step community or Linda Weber and Allison Carter reconstructing trust, these authors continue to demonstrate sociological applications at the individual, emotional level. S. Joseph Woodall, a sociologist and a firefighter, writes about the emotional traumas mat firefighters experience in the ordinary practice of their profession in "Hearts on Fire." John G. Bruhn compares the organization to an individual in the context of reactions to major organizational changes. Lynn M. Mulkey asks us to reflect on the theoretical and humanistic implications of sociological practice. In the teaching notes section, we have an interesting contribution mat explores the real world, cultural boundaries of teaching written by David W. Hartman, Betty J. Fein and Avraham Schwartzbaum. In addition, Billy P. Blodgett and Ellen E. Whipple explore the implications of demographic characteristics of students who are taught via compressed video instruction. Melodye Lehnerer tells us a cautionary tale regarding using interventions in the classroom. The Practice Notes Section offers a wonderful piece on the federal poverty measure. How was this very important measure created? What applications has it had? The macro implications of the measure of poverty continue to be explored and debated. Here is a reflective offering by Gordon Fisher, a man who has spent the majority of his career administering this measure. Finally, this volume includes an autobiographical statement by one of the true pioneers in clinical sociology: Jonathan Freedman. Jonathan helped to found the Clinical Sociology Association, the predecessor of the vii


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