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Radical ambition : C. Wright Mills, the left, and American social thought

Author: Daniel Geary
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Sociologist, social critic, and political radical C Wright Mills (1916-1962) was one of the leading public intellectuals in twentieth century America. Offering an important understanding of Mills and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: C Wright Mills; Charles Wright Mills; C Wright Mills; C Wright / (Charles Wright) / 1916-1962 Mills; Charles Wright Mills
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Geary
ISBN: 9780520258365 0520258363
OCLC Number: 244177194
Notes: "An Ahmanson Foundation book in the humanities"--Jacket flap.
Description: xi, 277 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: maverick on a motorcycle? The thought and times of C. Wright Mills --
Student ambitions: the education of a social scientist --
What is happening in the world today: Weberian sociology and radical political analysis --
The union of the power and the intellect: the labor movement and bureau-driven social research --
The new little men: 'white collar' --
The politics of truth: 'the power elite' and 'the sociological imagination' --
Worldly amibitions: the emergence of a global new left --
Epilogue: the legacy of C. Wright Mills.
Responsibility: Daniel Geary.
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"[A] splendid little intellectual biography." U.s. Intellectual History "Radical Ambition ... could be the definitive intellectual biography of Mills for our generation." -- Jonathan Sterne Journal Read more...

 
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