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 vivid, perhaps even scary, turn of phrase refers to the systematic secularization and scientization of monotheism, which privileges human beings ...
... approach to science represented by Francis Bacon, Auguste Comte and, perhaps more controversially, sociology's Holy Trinity of Marx, Weber and Durkheim, ...
Empiricism or perhaps phenomenology would do the trick. However, people are generally dissatisfied with where they find themselves and aspire to a better ...
Perhaps some combination of these currents can turn a re-imagined sociology into a reality for our times. As this summary already makes clear, ...
Such an account most naturally fits action-oriented research today, but I believe that even – and perhaps especially – more classically positivistic ...
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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