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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The Social Sciences at Risk 2014 In contrast , the social sciences adhere to the
maxim that the best way to study human beings is to interact with them , typically
by getting them to do and say things that they might not do otherwise .
historically final science – is also the one with the capacity to comprehend all that
has gone before it as a coherent point - of - view that can then be used to govern
society . Broadly speaking , it was this Comtean image of social science that ...
The Social Sciences at Risk wax X XXoxocessoressa scientists have promoted '
consensus conferences ' and ` citizen juries ... The distinctiveness of the social
sciences may be summed up in two words used to characterize the objects of
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