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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This is in keeping with my own project of social epistemology, a normative version of the sociology of knowledge that aims to use what is empirically known ...
... equilibrium approach common to Parsonian structuralfunctionalism and Keynesian welfare economics drew epistemic sustenance from this perspective and, ...
On the one hand, as we shall see in Chapter 4, Schutz's critique of the pseudo-immediacy of mass communications can be deployed to mount an epistemic ...
Thus, Giddens replaced 'theory' in the Marxist sense of a second-order epistemological critique with a less threatening Wittgensteinian first-order mapping ...
(It is also the vision of social science that my own project of social epistemology seeks to uphold: cf. Fuller, 1988.) ...
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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