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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Karmic Table 11.1 The two great scientific - religious world - views Worldview
Anthropic Metaphysics Reality is co - human ( Positivism ) Theology Monotheist
Humans Agents Evolution Self - realization Culture Resists and transcends
What differs , of course , is the political means at their disposal for realizing their
ideas . A series of ontological conversions are at work in the karmic worldview by
which nature's plenitude is encompassed as a closed ecological system . It is as
Bioliberalism indirectly promotes the karmic worldview by easing the passage of
humans in and out of existence , that is , the casualization of the human condition
. It may be seen as the natural outcome of neo - liberalism when the biomedical ...
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