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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To be sure , US sociology departments were already paving the way for the post -
Marxist ' re - liberalization of the social order . The link between ' socialism ' and '
social science ' was treated as a mere accident of spelling when I was an ...
To be sure , this has been an acceptable price to pay for saving Humanity from
the more recalcitrant elements of Homo sapiens - at least according to the
revolutionary founders of the first French Republic . Others have been less sure .
To be sure , as a diligent student of both classical philosophy and classical
political economy , Marx integrates the struggles subsequently divided up
between Singer and Fukuyama . The ' struggle for recognition ' pursued by Marx '
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