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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... less parochial than any other speciality and were especially allergic to the sort of reflexive considerations introduced by the sociology of knowledge.
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 ...
There is a tendency, even among sociologists, to stereotype the sociology of knowledge as reducing complex patterns of thought to mere 'reflections' of ...
Instead an independent sociological understanding ofbiological knowledge is required, especially given the rise of 'bioprospecting', a heady mix of ...
... generations than their genes, or even knowledge of their family lineage. ... the perennial scepticism toward the sociology of knowledge; on the other, ...
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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