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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The two people most responsible for advancing eugenics as an academically
respectable basis for policy in the Anglophone world - Francis Galton and Karl
Pearson – were self - styled ' scientific socialists ' of the late 19th century ( namely
... called “ religion ' seemed to share is the presence of a stable normative order
that is not traceable to a social contract spelling out a rational basis for collective
agreement on the basis of which performance may be judged against promise .
On that basis , new biochemical medical treatments may be developed . When
HGDP had yet to be endowed at the levels enjoyed by the more famous Human
Genome Project ( HGP ) , which aims to map the genetic features shared by all ...
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