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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The crucial intellectual difference between de Tocqueville and Mill is that the
former anticipated the Cold War ' s sense that democracy forces a trade - off
between liberty and equality , whereas the latter held to the more ' socialist ' idea
that the ...
In terms of cosmology , Beattie et al . were unable to see how Hume could so
vigorously oppose the idea of divine creation on a priori grounds , while
remaining confident in the ' uniformity of nature on a posteriori grounds . For
Beattie , as for ...
Thus , one may preserve the idea that the organism possesses an essence
corresponding to its shared material origins without thereby committing to a
deterministic view of its individual development . Legal theorists are beginning to
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