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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Preface Several years ago Sujatha Raman urged me to write a book explicitly
dedicated to ' social theory ' , since it was clear that social theorists were no less
parochial than any other speciality and were especially allergic to the sort of ...
The problem is getting sociobiologists to see Marx et al . as relevant to the human
beings for which their theories were originally designed ! A charitable
understanding of this topsy - turvy situation is that social scientific theories
typically identify ...
As a scientific theory of life on earth , Darwinism addresses how species manage
to survive as long as they do . However , as a political theory , Darwinism makes
species survival the ultimate good , even if this means sacrificing or ...
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