The Sociological Imagination

Author : C. Wright Mills
ISBN : 0199756341
Genre : Social Science
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C. Wright Mills is best remembered for his highly acclaimed work The Sociological Imagination, in which he set forth his views on how social science should be pursued. Hailed upon publication as a cogent and hard-hitting critique, The Sociological Imagination took issue with the ascendant schools of sociology in the United States, calling for a humanist sociology connecting the social, personal, and historical dimensions of our lives. The sociological imagination Mills calls for is a sociological vision, a way of looking at the world that can see links between the apparently private problems of the individual and important social issues.
Category: Social Science

Stalking The Sociological Imagination

Author : Mike Forrest Keen
ISBN : 0313298130
Genre : Social Science
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Offers a detailed account of the FBI's investigation of prominent American sociologists, based on documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act.
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The Sociological Imagination

Author : Ismael Puga
ISBN : 9781351351669
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C. Wright Mills's 1959 book The Sociological Imagination is widely regarded as one of the most influential works of post-war sociology. At its heart, the work is a closely reasoned argument about the nature and aims of sociology, one that sets out a manifesto and roadmap for the field. Its wide acceptance and popular reception is a clear demonstration of the rhetorical power of Wright's strong reasoning skills. In critical thinking, reasoning involves the creation of an argument that is strong, balanced, and, of course, persuasive. In Mills's case, this core argument makes a case for what he terms the "sociological imagination," a particular quality of mind capable of analyzing how individual lives fit into, and interact with, social structures. Only by adopting such an approach, Mills argues, can sociologists see the private troubles of individuals as the social issues they really are. Allied to this central argument are supporting arguments for the need for sociology to maintain its independence from corporations and governments, and for social scientists to steer away from 'high theory' and focus on the real difficulties of everyday life. Carefully organized, watertight and persuasive, The Sociological Imagination exemplifies reasoned argument at its best.

Enriching The Sociological Imagination

Author : Rhonda F. Levine
ISBN : 9789004139923
Genre : Social Science
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This unique book presents classical articles from "The Insurgent Sociologist" along with critical reflections by their distinguished authors. The Introduction contextualizes radical sociology of the 1970s.The conclusion provides an agenda for a critical sociology that is both public and scientific.
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Ghostly Matters

Author : Avery Gordon
ISBN : 081662089X
Genre : Social Science
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'Avery Gordon's stunningly original and provocatively imaginative book explores the connections linking horror, history, and haunting. She shows how fiction writing can sometimes function as a social force, as a repository of memories that are too brutal, to debilitating, and too horrifying to register through direct historical or social science narratives...'--George Lipsitz, University of California, San Diego
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College And Society

Author : Stephen Sweet
ISBN : STANFORD:36105110228504
Genre : Social Science
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A brief book that uses examples from a college or university setting to illustrate society in terms of social groups and forces. College and Society is based on the premise that colleges are not “ivory towers” that stand in contrast to the larger society. Rather, the author argues that colleges tend to reflect many of the same social structures, culturally based expectations of social conduct, and patterns of interaction seen at work in the larger society. For anyone interested in learning basic concepts of Sociology.
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C Wright Mills And The Sociological Imagination

Author : John Scott
ISBN : 9781782540038
Genre : Social Science
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With renowned international contributors and expert contributions from a range of specialisms, this book will appeal to academics, students and researchers of sociology.
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The New Sociological Imagination

Author : Steve Fuller
ISBN : 9781847877352
Genre : Social Science
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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: 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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Thoreau And The Sociological Imagination

Author : Shawn Chandler Bingham
ISBN : 0742560597
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Thoreau and the Sociological Imagination is the first in-depth sociological examination of the ideas of Henry David Thoreau. Shawn Chandler Bingham explores the philosopher's sophisticated insights on individual-society relationships, social change, and American notions of progress. This is a landmark book which encourages readers to re-examine the disciplinary boundaries between the social sciences and humanities.
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Rethinking Modernity

Author : G. Bhambra
ISBN : 9780230206410
Genre : Social Science
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Arguing for the idea of connected histories, Bhambra presents a fundamental reconstruction of the idea of modernity in contemporary sociology. She criticizes the abstraction of European modernity from its colonial context and the way non-Western 'others' are disregarded. It aims to establish a dialogue in which 'others' can speak and be heard.
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