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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Nobody denies that in a world of infinite resources , all creatures should be
allowed to live the fullest lives possible . But as a matter of fact , we do not live in
such a world and are unlikely to do so in the foreseeable future . The open
We live in times inclined to succumb to the doubts expressed in these questions ,
what I called at the start of this book , the casualization of the human condition . It
marks a resurgence of the karmic sensibility that Huxley tried to counteract .
... species being has been reduced to marginal differences in genetic
composition that encourage tradeoffs between the maintenance of particular
humans and non - humans , depending on their capacity to live full lives of their
own kind .
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