Intellectuals, Pragmatism, and the Craft of Sociology: Matteo Bortolini in Conversation with Neil Gross


  • Matteo Bortolini Department of History, Geography, and the Ancient World, University of Padua
  • Neil Gross Department of Sociology, Colby College



Neil Gross, Sociology of intellectuals, Sociology of ideas, Pragmatism, Police


In this interview with Matteo Bortolini, Neil Gross talks about pragmatism in sociology, the sociology of intellectuals, and his work on the police. The interview also addresses some points of a sociologist’s professional life and its different stages, starting from the hypothesis that sociologists of ideas and intellectuals should be particularly exposed to continuous moments of reflexivity.


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How to Cite

Bortolini, M., & Gross, N. (2024). Intellectuals, Pragmatism, and the Craft of Sociology: Matteo Bortolini in Conversation with Neil Gross. Sociologica, 17(3), 169–178.