The New Sociological Imagination
SAGE, 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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Chapter 1 argues that the vividness of 'society' as a distinct domain of inquiry has
gradually disappeared with the rise of neo-liberalism and postmodernism, which
are roughly the political and philosophical sides of the same world-historic ...
Chapter 9 introduces Peter Singer's attempt to replace Marx with Darwin as the
scientific foundation of progressive ... entailed by Singer's 'Darwinian Left' is
further developed in Chapter 10 by following the cross-species migration of the ...
... when Women's Own magazine published an interview with Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher. It contained the following notorious passage: I think we've
been through a period where too many. Chapter 1 - Tales of the Academic
Unded: The ...
... especially the United States – suggested that capitalism's grounding theory
was fatally wrong. I certainly remember my mother, my original Jesuit teachers (
some. Chapter 3 - Socialism as the Elusive Synthesis at the Heary of Social
... distinction is grounded in this contrast, which also persists in folk
understandings of biologically acquired traits as somehow more basic and
durable. Chapter 4 - The Problem of Inheritance and Socialism's Ultimate Retreat
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Chapter 5 Towards a Renewal of Welfare and the Rediscovery of British Sociology
Todays Orwellian Turn in Social Science
Chapter 10 Who or What Deserves Our Sympathy?
Humanity as the Endangered Species of Our Times
Chapter 11 The Coming WorldHistoric Struggle in Science and Religion
Chapter 12 Understanding the Fundamentalist Backlash against Secularism
The Sarwinian Turn in Development Policy
Chapter 14 Might we become Nazis in Paradise?
Is there no Escape from Human Nature?
The Biological Challenge to Social Science
Chapter 7 The Hidden Biological Past of Classical Social Theory
Chapter 8 Making the Difference between Sociology and Biology Matter Today
The Struggle for Marxs Successor