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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Back in the German countries , Uexküll ' s ideas continued to be developed under
the Nazis as a qualitative science with strong ties to ecology and evolutionary
theory called ' ethology ' by Konrad Lorenz ( Richards , 1987 : 528 – 36 ) .
Ultimately , then , your humanity rests on an evolutionary biologist ' s ability to find
a place for you somewhere in the genealogical narrative entitled ' Homo sapiens '
. In this important sense , human nature in modern evolutionary biology is an ...
Hobhouse , Leonard Trelawny ( 1864 – 1929 ) : The LSE ' s first sociology
professor , whose attempts to reconcile German idealism with evolutionary theory
led to an emphasis on rights and citizenship that came to characterize the distinct
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