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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Of course , this was not a problem for Bernard or Durkheim – not to mention the
positivists or their Christian ancestors – all of whom privileged the maximization
of human welfare . They all interpreted ' human nature ' as what allows us to ...
2 008 Karma Secularized SOA LA megalomaniacal founder , Auguste Comte ,
positivism promised a ' religion of humanity ' that ... Updating the theodicy of St
Irenaeus , the leading early Patristic philosopher , positivists tended to regard
ASRAMAS second half of the 19th century had led to the implementation of
literacy tests and the development of sign language as means for enlarging the
sphere of civil society ( Rée , 1999 ) . Interestingly , positivists have always
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