The Sociological Imagination: 40th Anniversary Edition

Paperback | November 15, 1999

byC. Wright Mills, Todd Gitlin

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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 ascendantschools 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 privateproblems 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 ourimagination.

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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 ascendantschools of sociology in the United States, calli...

The late C. Wright Mills, Professor of Sociology at Columbia University, was a leading critic of modern American civilization.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 5.2 × 7.91 × 0.51 inPublished:November 15, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195133730

ISBN - 13:9780195133738

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Praise for the original edition: "A challenge, a stimulus, and incitement to students everywhere to look at sociology with a fresh and clearer vision."--Times Literary Supplement (London)