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The new sociological imagination

Author: Steve Fuller
Publisher: London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE, 2006.
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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.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Fuller, Steve, 1959-
New sociological imagination.
London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE, 2006
(DLC) 2005928700
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Fuller
ISBN: 9780761947561 0761947566 9780761947578 0761947574 9781847877352 1847877354 9781446216385 1446216381 1446228436 9781446228432 1281240052 9781281240057 9786611240059 6611240055
OCLC Number: 290532378
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 231 pages)
Contents: pt. 1: Desperately seeking sociology in the 21st century. Tales of the academic undead: the mysterious disappearance of society ; The social science at risk: a brief history of the stakes ; Socialism as the elusive synthesis at the heart of social science ; The problem of inheritance and socialism's ultimate retreat to naturalism ; Towards a renewal of welfare and the rediscovery of British sociology ; Interlude: today's Orwellian turn in social science --
pt. 2: The biological challenge to social science. The hidden biological past of classical social theory ; Making the difference between sociology and biology matter today ; Beware of Darwinists bearing leftist gifts: the struggle for Marx's successor ; Who (or what) deserves our sympathy? --
pt. 3: Humanity as the endangered species of our time. The coming world-historic struggle in science and religion ; Understanding the fundamentalist backlash against secularization ; Karma secularized: the Darwinian turn in development policy ; Might we become Nazis in paradise? --
Conclusion: Is there no escape from human nature? --
Responsibility: Steve Fuller.
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