The development of sociology in Slovakia underwent several changes similar to other countries in Central and Eastern Europe. Sociologists are continuously confronted with many institutional barriers and mental stereotypes in their work. The authoress emphasizes some traditions and innovations in Slovak sociology, concerning its research areas and professional orientations. This article is aimed to discover which are contemporary discussion fields and possibilities to articulate opinions and knowledge of the Slovak sociologists. Critical function of sociology and its ambivalent aspects are underlined as a very important component of the scientific and public activities of sociologists.
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