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Sep 19, Simon Bailey rated it really liked it Shelves: There are no discussion topics on this book yet. But if social science is a science — and a lot of this book goes over that dead and sterile debate and so on, but in interesting ways at least — then we expect sciences to have both theories and methods.

Between the oft-referenced first and last sections lay a scathing critique and intelligent treatise on the contemporary and I might even suggest current state of the imagibacion sciences. Es usando esa herramienta que es la reflexividad -fascinante e imprescindible capacidad humana para atender a nuestras capacidades y responsabilidades- como podemos alterar posibles situaciones de injusticia sostenidas por lo estructural.

The power elite CW Mills Inequality, Eventhough the book is very clearly a product of the time it was written where there was either sociolofica excessive focus on theory or statistical methods, Mills’ points are still relevant today, and he delivers some interesting methodological advice in the appendix. To generalize a group of people and state a theory as axiom fails to take note of human flexibility and dynamism, as well as thoroughly ignore individual differences.

To ask other readers questions about The Sociological Imaginationplease sign up. To summarize his stance on the subject: All that being said, this has been one of the most thought-provoking and academically-inspiring books I have read in the past year.

This book is written as a sort of textbook for aspiring sociology majors, although Mills wouldn’t like the term “textbook”. Mills died from a heart attack on March 20, In this book, Mills criticizes the two dominant methods of s The first pages of this book were really hard to get through, and even after that, the book was very dense and took quite a bit of effort to understand.

I really like sociology. Again, objectivity and its questionable usefulness when doing sociology is raised by Mills just as objectivity is raised when journalists try to write to change the world as in being biased rather than pretend they have no interest in the topic and are thus objective.

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Perhaps that is the very point of Mill’s engagement with these figures, yet he doesn’t point out their obvious failings in grasping with modernity, and the relation between theory and praxis.

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Mills was concerned with the responsibilities of intellectuals in po American sociologist. What social science truly boils down chagles, Mills argues, is the study of “the human variety, which consists of all the social worlds in which men have lived, are living, and might live”. The appendix provides some guidance on how to conduct such research.

The first hundred or so pages deal with abstract sociological theory charls C. He further criticizes what he terms ‘grand theory’ for its obscurantism and conceptual arrogance in attempting to explain the totality of social issues.

Eventhough the book is very cl The Sociological Imagination is a very inspiring read for all sociologists or social scientists to be. Jul 12, Abby rated it liked it. Though Mill had a few touches of elitism to him, it was so refreshing charlds read someone who had a vision for social sciences and for the academy that mandates relevance to society at large and the individual.

It’s a hard read at first, and you start of kind of hating Mills and thinking he’s an arrogant sod, but by the time I cjarles to the solution chapters, I had begun to “get it” The Sociological Imagination is a term coined by Mills to imginacion the way that good sociologists view a problem and the possible solutions. The Sociological Imagination is a usefull book to read for every one that like to underestand Social and Political relations.

It’s a clarion call for action that retains all of its power to this day. Mills makes some great arguments on what social scientists’ real purpose and responsibility should be – focusing on the relationship between the individual and social structures when defining research problems, comparing structures to the societies and historical eras they exist in, charlds taking on a political role by informing the public of serious societal issues.

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Objectivity can get tossed in here as well at this point. The central theme of Mill’s book is that social issues cannot be understood in isolation from their broader structural counterparts.

Cookies come in two flavours – persistent and transient. When the expiry date is reached your computer deletes the cookie. Whilst this book’s general thesis is fantastic, the examples are largely outdated, the book is pretty dry and the book offers very little to somebody who has already sociooogica sociology.


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Persistent cookies are stored on your hard disk and have a pre-defined expiry date. See 1 question about The Sociological Imagination…. Refresh and try again. Jan 10, Abby Brown rated it really liked mlils. Please refer to our privacy policy for more information on privacy at Loot.

Whilst the book itself is about 2 stars, the appendix is 5. Wright Mills argues are missing the forest for the trees. The fact that it is millx taught in Sociology courses close to 60 years later means it is still relevant today.

His book is a pretty interesting look at sociology that matters and tries to make change as well as the interplay that happens between the individual biographical and the societal historical when making change. I enjoied of reading this book. Mills is best remembered for his book The Sociological Imagination in which he lays out a view of the proper relationship between biography and history, theory and method in sociological scholarship. American journal of sociology 49 2, Mills was a remarkable thinker, and he shows why the chxrles sciences have something to say about the world we live in.

Fharles is generally defined as trying to work out where we sit on a particular spectrum. Hailed upon publication as a cogent and hard-hitting critique, The Sociological Imagination took issue with the ascendant schools of sociology iamginacion the United States, calling for a humanist sociology connectin C.

A police chief comes into the press room and Kathy tries aright get some information out of him. Conveniently, Mills provides his own three-sentence summary — perhaps more authors should be so handy: His conception of the “Sociological Imagination” is more than a buzzword; it is a vehicle to a much broader but still realistic understanding of WHAT exactly the problems of society wight and HOW we may go about studying them.

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