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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To many Germans of Weber's generation, 'sociology' – with which Durkheim ... German social scientists had struggled hard to keep themselves from being ...
(From a strictly legal standpoint, one to which the original German sociologists were especially sensitive, these two institutions had radically different ...
as Geisteswissenschaft by Wilhelm Dilthey but then re-invented as a 20th century German word for the holistic science ofbiological adaptation championed by ...
The first president of the German Sociological Association, Ferdinand Tönnies, christened sociology's founding distinction, Gemeinschaft ('community') and ...
This identification was based not on some misbegotten chauvinism about the French Republic or the German Reich, but on the sheer logic of the concept ...
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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