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Author Mills, C. Wright (Charles Wright), 1916-1962.

Title The sociological imagination / C. Wright Mills ; with a new afterword by Todd Gitlin
Published Oxford [England] : Oxford University Press, [2000]


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 W'PONDS  301 Mil/Sim 2000  AVAILABLE
Description 248 pages ; 21 cm
Contents 1. The Promise -- 2. Grand Theory -- 3. Abstracted Empiricism -- 4. Types of Practicality -- 5. The Bureaucratic Ethos -- 6. Philosophies of Science -- 7. The Human Variety -- 8. Uses of History -- 9. On Reason and Freedom -- 10. On Politics -- App. On Intellectual Craftsmanship -- Afterword / Todd Gitlin
Summary "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. The book 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. Mills's sociological imagination is in fact 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 afterword in which he considers the manifold contributions Mills made with this pioneering work, and examines how Mills's research relates to American society today."--BOOK JACKET
Notes "Fortieth anniversary edition"--Cover
Includes index
Originally published: 1959
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Originally published: 1959
Subject Social sciences.
Author Gitlin, Todd.
LC no. 1999016199
ISBN 0195133730