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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In the coming years , citizens will increasingly find themselves in conflict with their
own states , as personal lifestyle and research choices run up against larger
public interest issues . In these domestic clashes , the state – as informed and ...
The increasing attention given to cognitive neuroscience , behavioural genetics ,
evolutionary psychology and , of course , sociobiology since 1975 would have
struck them as a barbarous regression , one that specifically overestimated the ...
... recently suggested that the world ' s increasingly paperless knowledgebased
economy permits an optimistic forecast ... perhaps even increasing , numbers of
humans still living in conditions of bare subsistence and the historical trend for ...
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