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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In contrast , capitalists have found it more difficult to square their own theory and
practice . ... The result was an intensification of existing class divisions , or '
relative deprivation ' , which capitalist theorists could only attempt to explain away
Marx saw this as capitalism ' s tragic flaw , which would be played out in the
falling rate of profit as capitalists try to outdo ... Veblen and later Fred Hirsch (
1976 ) pointed to the competitive consumption practices in contemporary
This was certainly the spirit of Werner Sombart ' s coinage of capitalism ' in 1902 ,
to capture how traditionally non - commercial aspects of social status come to be
spontaneously generated in market transactions ( Grundmann and Stehr ...
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