The New Sociological Imagination
SAGE Publications, 2006 M03 3 - 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.
" 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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Nevertheless , licensing even this form of genetic adjustment entails accepting
the appropriateness of such traditionally eugenicist metaphors as ' cultivating '
and ' pruning ' the harvest of humanity . And , lest we forget , those metaphors ...
In the modern world / science seems to provide the only consistently persuasive
Change | basis for believing that systematic change is better than stasis .
Nevertheless , Singer's vision of a ' Darwinian Left ' does little to exploit science's
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Nevertheless , in that tradition's state of nature , a hospitable physical
environment renders the maintenance of life unproblematic . After all , the
Athenians could turn to philosophy by virtue of the leisure they enjoyed in a
political economy that ...
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