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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Christianity ' s redeeming feature was a monotheism that conceptualized the
deity as the ideal extension of human qualities . In secular guise , such a God
personified a worthy goal – namely , a state of collective being governed by
The Western world religions ( Judaism , Christianity and Islam ) privilege human
beings – regardless of their capacities – above all other creatures , while the
Eastern ones generally hold a more egalitarian attitude toward the plenitude of ...
To be sure , Christians were rankled by positivism ' s blasphemous conflation of
the divine and the human . ... Positivism extended a message common to
Christianity , Judaism , and Islam : that the weakest and most despised of our
kind are to ...
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