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 central aspiration of sociology – and the social sciences more generally –
has been to make good on the 18th century Enlightenment promise of creating a '
heaven on earth'. This vivid, perhaps even scary, turn of phrase refers to the ...
Perhaps that is also why the 'critical' posture of social science typically feeds off
the world as it is without saying much to its inhabitants about how it ought to be. A
final sign of our Undead status might be the increasing success of humanists ...
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 18th century
Scottish Enlightenment, that is, when 'civil society' was still an object of natural ...
In contrast, Tarde, the seasoned – perhaps cynical – civil servant viewed the
state in more reactive and less expectant terms. For Tarde, the regular
occurrence of deviance was sufficient to justify the state as a vehicle of
containment (not ...
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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