Charles Tilly Interviewed by Dan Little 2007.

In this fascinating interview in which the philosopher of science Dan Little (see here for his excellent blog)  “picks the brain” of the late “Chuck” Tilly on the social sciences in general, and Tilly’s own work in particular.  This really is essential viewing for any early career academic, particularly historical sociologists.  Tilly’s humility and candid admission of mistakes and errors made, changes of direction and account of the research process in general are at once illuminating and endearing.

The full interview, including introduction, is available to download from mobileme here.  This is the best quality and, as mentioned, down-loadable.  The youtube links are available here.  The SSRC hosts a very useful page of “Annotated Links to Charles Tilly Resources”.

Enjoy…

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