The New Sociological Imagination
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.
" critically examines the history of the social sciences to discover what the key contributions of Sociology have been and how relevant they remain
" demonstrates how biological and sociological themes have been intertwined from the beginning of both disciplines, from the 19th century to the present day
" covers virtually all of sociology's classic theorists and themes
" provides a glossary of key thinkers and concepts.
This book sets the agenda for imagining Sociology in the 21st century and will attract students and professionals alike.
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... between the intellectual development of Henri Bergson and that of his
classmate at the École Normale Superieure , Émile Durkheim . For example ,
Bergson and Durkheim stood in quite different relationships to the emerging
To be sure , it would be easy to tell the history of sociology in these terms , with
Émile Durkheim , Talcott Parsons and Niklas Luhmann marking three successive
moments in articulating the implications of regarding human beings as vehicles ...
... making more of the relationship between the intellectual development of Henri
Bergson and that of his classmate at the École Normale Superieure , Émile
Durkheim . For example , Bergson and Durkheim stood in quite different
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