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 history of the natural sciences can be told as a long struggle to erase whatever distinctions monotheistic societies have introduced to discriminate ...
... the decline of this sensibility in order to identify new vistas for a rejuvenated sense of 'society' and a science fit to study and minister to it.
Chapter 1 argues that the vividness of 'society' as a distinct domain of inquiry has gradually disappeared with the rise of neo-liberalism and postmodernism ...
... practitioners see themselves contributing to the constitution of the societies they study, typically by raising subjects' collective self-consciousness.
Society. We social scientists are the Academic undead who restlessly roam the earth dreaming of a world filled with 'social facts' that we mistake for the ...
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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