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The new sociological imagination / Steve Fuller.

By: Fuller, Steve, 1959-Material type: TextTextPublication details: London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE, 2006. Description: 1 online resource (viii, 231 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780761947561; 0761947566; 9780761947578; 0761947574; 9781847877352; 1847877354; 9781446216385; 1446216381; 1446228436; 9781446228432; 1281240052; 9781281240057; 9786611240059; 6611240055Subject(s): Sociology | Social sciences | Sociologie | Sciences sociales | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Regional Studies | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- General | Social sciences | Sociology | Philosophie | Sozialwissenschaften | Wissenssoziologie | Zukunft | Sociologie | IdentiteitscrisisGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: New sociological imagination.DDC classification: 301 LOC classification: HM585 | .F85 2006ebOther classification: 71.01 | MQ 1200 Online resources: Click here to access online
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? -- Glossary.
Summary: 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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Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-227) and index.

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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? -- Glossary.

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.

English.

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