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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There ' s no such thing as entitlement , unless someone has first met an
obligation . This assertion unleashed a torrent of social scientific , social theoretic
, and socialistic critique , not least the characteristically earnest Fabian Society
As we shall see in the final chapter , they have some disturbing precedents in the
history of totalitarian politics , not least the origins of California - style ' clean
environments ' in the science of racial hygiene that peaked in Nazi Germany .
It is here that humanity ' s connection to God is most sorely tested , as the divine
is manifested in its least outwardly attractive and most socially burdensome
human form . To be sure , it is here that fundamentalists come closest to the
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