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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Given his prior libertarian reputation , Murray was interpreted as simply
advocating the end of state - sponsored welfare programmes . In fact , he was
mainly concerned that Blacks were judged against a purely intellectual standard
Thus , the validity of the different methodologies is simply taken as given , even
though no one had justified all of them to anyone ' s satisfaction ( Ceccarelli ,
2001 : Chapters 2 – 3 ) . The only area of disagreement that surfaces among the
... democracy , there have been ten cases in which the dominant class simply
came to realize that it was in their interest to open up the labour market , appeal
to more consumers , replenish the pool of future leaders , or simply keep the
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