How Many Sociologists Does It Take to Change a Light Bulb?

Two. One to screw in the light bulb, and the other to reassure insecure colleagues that the lightbulb is being screwed in 'sociologically.'


2,500 to discuss the proper epistemological approach to unscrewing the lightbulb.

1,000 to make fun of economists for making unrealistic assumptions in their efforts to screw in the lightbulb.

1,000 to try to find an answer in the GSS and NLSY

500 to deconstruct the silly positvists' belief that the light bulb exists in some objective reality.

0 sociologists ever end up screwing in the lightbulb.

None. It's an institutional problem.

I am deeply offended that you changed this post to "srew in". This is just another example of male hegemony. In order to have light (knowledge) you have to be an active object that "screws in"?!? The provider of electricity (female) is just something there, passively waiting to be screwed? Really! When will you learn? My songs of protest will no doubt eventually reach your heteronormative masculinist ears in Cambridge. Viva la revolution!

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