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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Chapter 5 highlights the overlooked contribution of the British sociological
tradition to this discussion . Of the major national traditions , Britain ' s alone came
to grips with Darwin in a way that boosted sociology ' s scientific and political ...
Perhaps surprisingly , the British intellectual tradition provides hidden resources
for reorienting sociology ' s research and policy compass in the desired direction .
Of the major Western nations , Britain is normally seen as having laid the ...
British sociological tradition : The national tradition in which the relationship
between sociology and socialism was most tightly forged . Its most significant
achievement was the welfare state , the intellectual legacy of which remains in ...
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