The New Sociological Imagination
SAGE, 2006 M02 7 - 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. The book:
This book sets the agenda for imagining sociology in the 21st century and will attract students and professionals alike.
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Society. We social scientists are the Academic undead who restlessly roam the earth dreaming of a world filled with 'social facts' that we mistake for the actual world we no longer quite inhabit. This hypothesis would certainly explain ...
They're casting their problem on society. And, you know, there is no such thing as society. There are individual men and women, and there are families. And no government can do anything except through people, and people must look to ...
For both, 'sociology' sounds pretentious, suggesting a rather grandiose conception of society above and beyond what (policy) clients or (student) constituents are willing to countenance. Yet, were they to view these matters from the ...
... the electoral franchise to more explicitly socialist policies for redistributing wealth in a productive society. It is as joint recipients of this legacy that the fates of social science and socialism have been sealed together.
known in their heyday as the 'Red Vienna Circle' because its membership featured such card-carrying socialists as Otto Neurath and Rudolf Carnap, who held that societies could be modelled and regulated like closed physical systems, ...
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Chapter 5 Towards a Renewal of Welfare and the Rediscovery of British Sociology
Todays Orwellian Turn in Social Science
Chapter 10 Who or What Deserves Our Sympathy?
Humanity as the Endangered Species of Our Times
Chapter 11 The Coming WorldHistoric Struggle in Science and Religion
Chapter 12 Understanding the Fundamentalist Backlash against Secularism
The Sarwinian Turn in Development Policy
Chapter 14 Might we become Nazis in Paradise?
Is there no Escape from Human Nature?
The Biological Challenge to Social Science
Chapter 7 The Hidden Biological Past of Classical Social Theory
Chapter 8 Making the Difference between Sociology and Biology Matter Today
The Struggle for Marxs Successor