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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... since it was clear that social theorists were no less parochial than any other speciality and were especially allergic to the sort of reflexive ...
... convened by the world-systems theorist Immanuel Wallerstein (1996). ... as the 20th century came to a close, both empiricists and theorists drew ...
... since social agents are themselves 'always already' social theorists. Indeed, Giddens' brand of reflexivity enables the social researcher to offload (or ...
... charting the discursive shifts of such transitional 'soft Marxist' theorists as Raymond Williams and Terry Eagleton.) Whereas sociologists had been ...
Latour would have us return to just before some major theorists and politicians invented the social sciences as the standard-bearers of modernity.
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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