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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But equally it could mean that a society ' s selfunderstanding is inevitably an
ideology designed to foster a sense of control over an uncontrollable situation .
The doctrine of unintended consequences , periodically invoked as an
explanation for ...
For the first time , a form of politics took seriously the idea – at least as a
regulative ideal of collective action – that all people belonged equally to Homo
sapiens . Socialism ' s inegalitarian roots remain latent in the Marxist motto : '
From each ...
... political tradition that runs from Plato through Hegel – is equally aware that in
the long run we are all dead . Nevertheless , in that tradition ' s state of nature , a
hospitable physical environment renders the maintenance of life unproblematic .
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