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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288 ws Whereas the conservatives unwittingly paved the way to socialism in their
attempt to maintain order in the face of rapid change and rising aspirations , the
liberal - inspired promise of greater overall productivity through greater cross ...
On the contrary , without underestimating his utilitarianism , Singer is better seen
as a compassionate hyperempiricist who lets his greater empirical knowledge of
the differences in the behavioural patterns and motivational structures of human ...
... to maintain order in the face of rapid change and rising aspirations , the liberal
- inspired promise of greater overall productivity through greater cross - class
mobility eventually won the political argument to create more robust welfare
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