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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The original idea was for me to write a 21st century version of C. Wright Mills' 1959 classic, The Sociological Imagination.
However, one of the original logical positivists, Otto Neurath, had proposed in the aftermath of the First World War that the redistributivist ethic ...
Certainly the word 'sociology' would recover its original normative force, as disciplinary practitioners see themselves contributing to the constitution of ...
Perhaps the last original thinker in this tradition was James Coleman. In contrast, the members of the Mises Circle wanted to turn the clock back to the ...
... 'going against human nature', and even the original philosopher of culture, Johann Gottfried von Herder, spoke of society as imposing a 'second nature'.
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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