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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Before the fall of the Soviet Union in 1989, socialists could claim they had done a
better job of uniting theory and practice than capitalists. Socialists had generally
succeeded in raising the welfare of the bottom end of their societies, typically at ...
Table 3.1 The political landscape before and after socialism Protectionist
Emancipationist Anthropocentric 19th century Conservatism 21st century Neo-
Liberalism Species egalitarian 21st century Ecologism 19th century Liberalism ...
This movement started with the 'religion of humanity' of the Marquis de Condorcet
and Auguste Comte, extended through the various socialist movements of the
last 200 years, and was most successfully realized in the heyday of the welfare ...
Socialism's. Ultimate. Retreat. to. Naturalism. The question of inheritance – the
inter-generational transmission of property – was central to the establishment of
sociology in Germany, France, and the United States. The concept of welfare was
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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