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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Nevertheless , its karmic opposite , atomism , denies the very idea that reality
should be epistemically accessible to most – if any – people . Thus , its epistemic
politics have veered between the extremes of scepticism and expertism , in which
The sequence of consolidating , corrupting , and reforming epistemic authority –
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Christianity among the great world religious traditions : a pagan Greek fixation on
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