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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... modern evolutionary theory as the burden that social science needs to overcome to maintain its autonomy from the natural sciences.
... often in the spirit of heralding a 'postmodern' or 'non-modern' condition that replaces traditional hierarchical relations between 'macro' and 'micro' ...
Schutz was extending a point already found in Weber's later political writings, which would have the public recognize that the complexity of the modern ...
So, when Latour (1993) boldly pronounces, 'We have never been modern', he is converting present-day disappointment and, above all, impatience into one big ...
This is the primary normative meaning of 'society' in the modern sense, an Enlightenment legacy of which the nation-state and its agencies – not least ...
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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