The Sociological Imagination

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Oxford University Press, USA, Apr 13, 2000 - Social Science - 256 pages
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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.Leading sociologist Todd Gitlin brings this fortieth anniversary edition up to date with a lucid introduction 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.

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User Review  - Rodger Broome - Goodreads

Awesome book! It surprisingly critiqued mainstream social science methodology and presented some very challenging concepts for understanding the social world ranging from micro to macro levels of consideration. Read full review

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The late C. Wright Mills, Professor of Sociology at Columbia University, was a leading critic of modern American civilization.

The late C. Wright Mills, Professor of Sociology at Columbia University, was a leading critic of modern American civilization.

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