The Sociological Imagination

Author: C. Wright Mills
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195133730
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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. Leading sociologist Todd Gitlin brings this fortieth anniversary edition up to date with a lucid afterword in which he considers the ways social analysis has progressed since Mills first published his study in 1959. A classic in the field, this book still provides rich food for our imagination.

Stalking Sociologists

Author: Renee C. Fox
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351488228
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Until recent years, the Federal Bureau of Investigation enjoyed an exalted reputation as America's premier crime-fighting organization. However, it is now common knowledge that the FBI and its long-time director, J. Edgar Hoover, were responsible for the creation of a massive internal security apparatus that undermined the very principles of freedom and democracy they were sworn to protect. While no one was above suspicion, Hoover appears to have held a special disdain for sociologists and placed many of the profession's most prominent figures under surveillance. In Stalking Sociologists, Mike Forrest Keen offers a detailed account of the FBI's investigations within the context of an overview of the history of American sociology.This ground-breaking analysis history uses documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act. Keen argues that Hoover and the FBI marginalized sociologists such as W. E. B. Du Bois and C. Wright Mills, tried to suppress the development of a Marxist tradition in American sociology, and likely pushed the mainstream of the discipline away from a critique of American society and towards a more quantitative and scientific direction. He documents thousands of man-hours and millions of dollars dedicated to this project. Faculty members of various departments of sociology were recruited to inform on the activities of their colleagues and the American Sociological Association was a target of FBI surveillance. Keen turns sociology back upon the FBI, using the writings and ideas of the very sociologists Hoover investigated to examine and explain the excesses of the Bureau and its boss. The result is a significant contribution to the collective memory of American society as well as the accurate history of the sociological discipline."This ground-breaking book documents in meticulous detail decades of harassment and surveillance of major American sociologists by the FBI. The misuse of power...will outrage all Americans a

The New Sociological Imagination

Author: Steve Fuller
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761947578
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Steve Fuller examines the history of the social sciences covering most classic theorists and themes, to discover the key contributors to sociology and how relevant they remain today.

Enriching The Sociological Imagination

Author: Rhonda F. Levine
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317260406
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Since the 1960s, radical sociology has had far more influence on mainstream sociology than many observers imagine. This book pairs seminal articles with new reflective essays written by the founders of progressive sociology, including Fred Block, Edna Bonacich, Samuel Bowles, Herbert Gintis, Val Burris, G. William Domhoff, Richard Flacks, Harvey Molotch, Goran Therborn, and Erik Olin Wright. The book highlights the wider impact of radical sociology and shows how the work of these and other writers has continued to influence sociology's continuing interest in capitalism, class, race, gender, power, and progressive social change. It also describes future directions for a critical sociology relevant to a multicultural and global world.

C Wright Mills And The Sociological Imagination

Author: John Scott
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1782540032
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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.

The Sociological Imagination

Author: Ismael Puga
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1351353454
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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.

The Sociology Project

Author: Jeff Manza
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780133768916
File Size: 71,57 MB
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Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; REVEL does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with REVEL, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. Authored collaboratively by members of the NYU Sociology Department, for The Sociology Project draws on the collective wisdom of expert faculty to reveal how individuals are shaped by the contexts in which they live and act. Organized around the big questions in every subfield of the discipline, it shows how sociologists analyze our world, and sets students off on their own journeys of sociological inquiry. At its core, for The Sociology Project seeks to inspire each student's sociological imagination, and instill in each reader a new determination to question the world around us. The Canadian edition supplements the research done by faculty from the New York University Sociology Department using Canadian data and research to explore their sociological questions in the Canadian context. Throughout the chapters, students can learn about the impact of social norms, organizations, and institutions unique to Canada and reflect upon how these sociological differences may have either a positive or negative impact on individuals' quality of life in both countries and others around the world. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and REVEL, search for: 0134653548 / 9780134653549 REVEL for The Sociology Project: Introducing the Sociological Imagination, First Canadian Edition -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0133768910 / 9780133768916 The Sociology Project: Introducing the Sociological Imagination, First Canadian Edition 0134613619 / 9780134613611 REVEL for The Sociology Project: Introducing the Sociological Imagination, First Canadian Edition -- Access Card

More Than Human Sociology

Author: O. Pyyhtinen
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137531843
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More-than-Human Sociology is a call for a bolder, more creative sociology. Olli Pyyhtinen argues that to make sociology responsive to life in the 21st century we need a new sociological imagination, one that addresses connectivity, understands the world in which we live as both a human and non-human world, and is sensitive to the multiple scales on which things exist. A fresh and innovative take on the promise of sociology, this book will appeal to scholars and students both within sociology and the social sciences more broadly.

Sport And The Sociological Imagination

Author: North American Society for the Sociology of Sport. Conference
Publisher: Fort Worth : Texas Christian University Press
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Stretching The Sociological Imagination

Author: Andrew Smith
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 113749364X
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This edited collection calls for renewed attention to the concept of the sociological imagination, allowing social scientists to link private issues to public troubles. Inspired by the eminent Glasgow-based sociologist, John Eldridge, it re-engages with the concept and shows how it can be applied to analyzing society today.