The New Sociological Imagination
SAGE Publications, 2006 M03 3 - 240 pages
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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... their lives from being valued less when compared to that of ablebodied humans . In light of this lingering Aristotelian sensibility , an unintended long ...
It marks a resurgence of the karmic sensibility that Huxley tried to counteract . The most sociologically striking feature of the karmic sensibility's re ...
To be sure , the ethical sensibility informing such politics is broadly multicultural , with precedents in Epicureanism and Buddhism , both of which place ...
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