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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Postmodernists should have no problem with this ' de - essentializing ' of species
identity . ... far evaded the issue , as they presume that the proliferation of
individuals with open - ended identities occurs in an environment that exhibits a
If capitalism ' s compulsive acquisitiveness exemplifies Hegelized Hobbesianism
, an instance of Hobbesified Hegelianism would be postmodern identity politics .
On the surface , the call to ' respect ' traditionally disadvantaged social groups ...
The New Sociological Imagination social space for its group within an existing
power structure whose defining features are seen as uncontrollable , if not
exactly unchangeable . An important benchmark here is the recent turn in identity
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