The New Sociological Imagination
SAGE Publications, 2006 M03 3 - 240 pages
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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I would not be surprised if soon some Neo - Darwinist disabused of the anthropic
vision explicitly argues that all species are worth understanding in their own right
, and that the continued fascination - say , by evolutionary psychologists - with ...
Steven Pinker , nowadays the public face of evolutionary psychology , provides a
vivid , albeit unwitting , demonstration of the point . Pinker ( 2002 ) contains an
Appendix that lists over 400 ' human universals ' , that is , behavioural tendencies
Marginalized by much of social science , the concept has enjoyed a revival under
evolutionary psychology and sociobiology . See third culture . Huxley , Thomas
Henry ( 1825–95 ) : Contrary to his popular image as ' Darwin's bulldog ' ...
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