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The sociological imagination

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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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Cover of: The sociological imagination
The sociological imagination
2000, Oxford University Press
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Cover of: The Sociological Imagination
The Sociological Imagination
1959, Oxford University Press
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Originally published: 1959.
Includes index.


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H61 .M5 2000, H61.M5 2000

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248 p. ;
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