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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These socially constructed categories of selection then become the primary
sources of personal identity and the terms in which survival is redefined . A rough
- and - ready mark of the human is that people are more concerned with the ...
The Darwinian Left largely accepts people as they are but then tries to get them
to do good by reinforcing ( or ' selecting for ' ) things they naturally do that also
happen to benefit their fellows . Such a scaled - down vision of the Left has been
In particular , Ploetz interpreted Huxley ' s self - appointed task of humanity to
reverse ' naturalized societal tendencies as a call for humans to remove the last
vestiges of pre - scientific obstacles to the workings of natural selection . He had
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