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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PRONARA The Hidden Biological Past of Classical Social Theory Professional
sociologists typically regard the field called ' social theory ' as made for export . It
is a convenient means for non - sociologists to appreciate the distinctiveness of ...
On the contrary , social forms could have dysfunctional consequences if they
changed their size and shape , even slightly , over time . To be sure , Parsons
had already taken on board from Durkheim ( and classical political economy ) the
Thus , just as the classical liberal requires individual self - restraint in order to
enable everyone to enjoy the same degree of freedom , Singer requires species -
based restraint - including abortion , euthanasia , and birth control – so that ...
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