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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Tales of the Academic Undead The Mysterious Disappearance of 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 actual world
we no ...
By now the tenor of my response to the claim that social scientists are the
Academic Undead should be clear : Our opponents are trying to turn back the
clock , largely through systematically self - induced amnesia that enables them to
Interestingly , despite a greater tolerance for academics volunteering their
services to industry as consultants , there is ... The reason has probably less to do
with the objections of academic purists than the policymakers ' own exposure to
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