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C. Wright Mills and the sociological imagination : contemporary perspectives

Author: John Scott; Ann Nilsen
Publisher: Cheltenham, UK : Edward Elgar, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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C. Wright Mills is one of the towering figures in contemporary sociology and his writings continue to be of great relevance to the social science community. Generations of sociology students have enjoyed learning about the discipline from reading his best known book The Sociological Imagination. Over the years the title has become a term in itself with a variety of interpretations, many far removed from the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Named Person: C Wright Mills; C Wright / (Charles Wright) / 1916-1962 Mills; C Wright Mills; Charles Wright Mills
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Scott; Ann Nilsen
ISBN: 9781782540021 1782540024
OCLC Number: 856199495
Description: xx, 233 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Machine-generated contents note: pt. ONE THE INTELLECTUAL LEGACY --
1. The Sociological Imagination, 'On intellectual craftsmanship' and Mills's influence on research methods / Jennifer Platt --
2. C. Wright Mills and the necessity of history / Krishan Kumar --
3. The fate of The Sociological Imagination: Mills, social science and contemporary sociology / Lars Mjøset --
4. Contextualizing lives: the history-biography dynamic revisited / Julia Brannen --
5. Mills, Miliband and Marxism / Michael Newman --
6. C. Wright Mills and the contemporary challenge of biographical methods / Mike Savage --
7. Class, elites and power: a contemporary perspective / John Scott --
8. Access to power resources and increase of the symbolic body / Daniel Bertaux --
9. C. Wright Mills on war and peace / John D. Brewer --
pt. TWO REFLECTIONS AND ENCOUNTERS --
War and peace, civil rights and gender: a few reflections about my father / Kathryn Mills --
Encountering the sociological imagination / John Scott --
C. Wright Mills as designer, craftsman and stylist / A. Javier Trevino --
What C. Wright Mills can teach us today / Ottar Brox --
The sociological imagination and public sociology / John D. Brewer --
Learning from an early encounter with The Power Elite / Ole Johnny Olsen --
Encounters with pragmatism / Ann Nilsen.
Responsibility: edited by John Scott Professor of Sociology, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research, Plymouth University, UK Ann Nilsen, Professor of Sociology, University of Bergen, Norway.

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