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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Rather , disabilities are pure liabilities , but ones for which only the disabled
person ' s parents and doctors are responsible . An intervention by the French
Parliament has subsequently restricted the ruling to grant parents limited rights to
Nevertheless , from a strictly scientific standpoint that does not presume our
ability to second - guess the Great Cosmic Farmer , deviant species members –
from mutants to those deemed ' disabled ' – are just as likely to be harbingers of
Here the uniquely human capacity for free will plays an operative role .
Admittedly , disabled humans are not personally responsible for their failure to
realize their potential , but that does not prevent their lives from being valued less
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