The New Sociological Imagination
Pine Forge Press, 2006 M02 7 - 240 pages
C. Wright Mills' classic The Sociological Imagination has inspired generations of students to study Sociology. However, the book is nearly half a century old. What would a book address, aiming to attract and inform students in the 21st century? This is the task that Steve Fuller sets himself in this major new invitation to study Sociology. The book:
This book sets the agenda for imagining sociology in the 21st century and will attract students and professionals alike.
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Indeed, that people, including academics outside the social sciences, normally
find it difficult to accept that ideas have any ... There are three historic precedents
for a distinctive counterbiological sense of 'social selection': religious, academic ...
The Mysterious Disappearance of Society We social scientists are the Academic
undead who restlessly roam the earth dreaming of a world filled with 'social facts'
that we mistake for the actual world we no longer quite inhabit. This hypothesis ...
By now the tenor of my response to the claim that social scientists are the
Academic Undead should be clear: Our opponents are trying to turn back the
clock, largely through systematically selfinduced amnesia that enables them to
accept the ...
When it comes to the human condition, the two great academic cultures prefer to
study humanity without having to mingle with fleshandblood human beings in
their entirety. Thus, evolutionary psychologists nowadays infer what makes us
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