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  • Title: The Sociological Imagination
  • Author: C. Wright Mills Amitai Etzioni
  • ISBN: 9780195133738
  • Page: 360
  • Format: Paperback

  • The Sociological Imagination By C. Wright Mills Amitai Etzioni 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 connectinC 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.
    C. Wright Mills Amitai Etzioni
    American sociologist Mills is best remembered for his 1959 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 He is also known for studying the structures of power and class in the U.S in his book The Power Elite Mills was concerned with the responsibilities of intellectuals in post World War II society, and advocated public, political engagement over uninterested observation.Mills died from a heart attack on March 20, 1962.

    The Sociological Imagination By C. Wright Mills Amitai Etzioni

    Commentaires:

    Trevor
    I ve been teaching a first year university subject to student teachers on the sociology of education I hadn t realised how much fun I would find the course It is sort of an opportunity to talk about all of my favourite things But in the first lesson I had to explain what sociology is and so I talked about the sociological imagination and felt a bit of a fraud, as I hadn t actually read the book So, now I have And it s a wonderful book Conveniently, Mills provides his own three sentence summary p [...]

    Abby Brown
    The Sociological Imagination was written by C Wright Mills in 1959, and he died in 1962 only three years later He was a sociologist at Columbia University, and the goal of this book was to analyze the discipline of sociology with suggestions for improvement He felt most mid century sociologists lost their true purpose That these three biography, history, and society are the co ordinate points of the proper study of man has been a major platform on which I have stood when criticizing several curr [...]

    Kate
    The Sociological Imagination is a term coined by Mills to describe the way that good sociologists view a problem and the possible solutions He suggests that we view everything through the intersection of history, biography, and sociology, and that we multidisciplinary approaches to finding solutions for sociological problems 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 got to the solution chapters, I had begun to get it and [...]

    Eren Buğlalılar
    C Wright Mills, ABD akademisinin yaln z muhaliflerinden 45 senelik k sa mr ne T rk ede ktidar Se kinleri ve Toplumbilimsel D n olarak bilinen sosyal bilimler kitaplar n n yan s ra, Dinle Yankee gibi bir anti emperyalist metni de s d rm Uzun y llar kendi halinde al malar yapt ktan sonra, K ba Devrimi belli ki onu siyasi hayatta daha aktif olmaya itmi Hayat n sonland ran kalp krizi de, kat ld bir tart ma program nda, emperyalizmin Latin Amerika politikas n ele tirdi i bir s rada bulmu onu Sociolog [...]

    leighcia
    The first 100 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 All that being said, this has been one of the most thought provoking and academically inspiring books I have read in the past year Mills was a prominent sociologist of the earlier half of the twentieth century if I m not mistaken, he coined the phrases WASP and white collar In this book, Mills criticizes the two dominant methods of studying s [...]

    Lobstergirl
    There s a scene early in Crime of Passion 1957, Barbara Stanwyck, Sterling Hayden, Raymond Burr when a newspaper advice columnist named Kathy Stanwyck , a self confident, independent, unmarried dame, is trying to cover a story about a woman who has killed her husband A police chief comes into the press room and Kathy tries to get some information out of him He says, What are you doing here You should be at home with your children, cooking your husband dinner Sadly, Kathy does not at that point r [...]

    Christopher
    The first chapter is what is most often read and or assigned, but I think it continues to be one of the best statements defining sociology and a sociological perspective The other chapters on grand theory, etc are also worth reading, but the first chapter The Promise is perhaps the most important and also mostly commonly cited by contemporary sociologists.Mills description of the way in which Americans tend to perceive problems as emanating from the individual rather than considering larger, str [...]

    Simon Bailey
    This book is known as a classic of any sociological canon It is best read, I think, as a polemic When i read the opening chapters on grand theory and abstracted empiricism, I was thinking it a theoretical and methodological exercise in critique and considered as such it is a bit limited hardly breaking sweat for Mills to take apart the grand theory of Parsons or the abstracted empiricism of behaviourism But read instead as a critique of politics, ethics and craft, it is much powerful as the lat [...]

    ben
    This book is written as a sort of textbook for aspiring sociology majors, although Mills wouldn t like the term textbook He spends the beginning of the book fairly aggressively attacking current in the 50s but still I think quite relevant today trends in sociology and then goes on to explain sociology as he sees it a neccesarily political and historical profession.Though I wouldn t recommend it to everyone and it s certainly not light reading, it provides an excellent toolkit for starting to und [...]

    Andrew
    Think of this as a manifesto for the social sciences Its key points think critically, always consider ideological implications, and think holistically but pay close attention to the evidence Mills was a remarkable thinker, and he shows why the social sciences have something to say about the world we live in And, unlike many of his fellow Marxist writers, he has no patience for jargon or obscurantism It s a clarion call for action that retains all of its power to this day.

    Spicy T AKA Mr. Tea
    I m writing a paper for the New York State Sociological Association and am going to use Mills as one piece of my theoretical foundation 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 It also has some interesting parallels with journalism that I want to explore further For instance, Mills talks about sociologists who have become technic [...]

    Fereidoun
    The Sociological Imagination is a usefull book to read for every one that like to underestand Social and Political relations Specially inequality in human relations explained well I enjoied of reading this book.

    Wossen Agnew
    A must read for sociology student.

    Erik
    Como proyecto de soci logo las lecciones que este libro me ha aportado no han podido ser mas enriquecedoras El proyecto de la ciencia social de verdad pasa por ese tercer papel del investigador social, esa tarea de impulso de la sensibilidad en los sujetos la humanidad, mujeres y hombres, somos el agente del cambio, tenemos una capacidad de manipular la estructura que hemos de potenciar, que hemos de comprender y saber como usarla para hacer frente a esos problemas que nos acechan d a tras d a E [...]

    Jonas Carlsson
    The Sociological Imagination is a very inspiring read for all sociologists or social scientists to be 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, and taking on a political role by informing the public of serious societal issues Eventhough the book is very clearly [...]

    Julio César
    Un cl sico Fue determinante en mi rumbo inicial como soci logo, gracias a su inclusi n en el programa de la materia por el profesor Rinesi Recuerdo el pr logo de Germani, en el que ubica a Wright Mills en el contexto norteamericano, dice est muy bien para EEUU, pero ac en Argentina hace falta burocracia primero.

    océ
    Read in part for CRM3301 Contemporary critical theories in criminology and other sociology classes Any one who fancies themselves a social scientist should read this book Mills provides the basis for any good social research.

    Daniel O'Neill
    Very smart But very hard to read for somebody like myself who is a new student.Will have to come back to this in a few years.

    Dustin Hartley
    Not that I completely agree with everything in this book, but Mills definitely challenged my ideas on how the social sciences should be approached Interesting stuff

    cee
    i didn t really understand all of it, but i liked most of what i understood

    EEC
    It helps you to think beyond you see

    Michael David
    The first hundred or so pages deal with abstract sociological theory that C Wright Mills argues are missing the forest for the trees He posits two then popular modes of thought, which were abstract empiricism and the grand theory His arguments against these modes of thought make sense for example, there can t be a grand theory of sociology because, cliched as it seems, every person is different and unique Every person is, thus, mutable To generalize a group of people and state a theory as axiom [...]

    Sean
    This is one of the best known works of sociology and the highlight of Mills impressive career I ve seen excerpts from Chapter 1 An inspirational essay on The Promise of sociology and the Appendix A student s guide to the dos and don ts and the author s helpful suggestions On Intellectual Craftsmanship in various introductory classes, course packets, and textbook anthologies of selected readings.Between the oft referenced first and last sections lay a scathing critique and intelligent treatise on [...]

    David Schaafsma
    Let every man be his own methodologist, let every man be his own theorist The sociological imagination enables us to grasp history and biography and the relations between the two within society Neither the life of an individual nor the history off a society can be understood without understanding both C Wright Mills, The Sociological ImaginationThe Sociological Imagination is a classic sociological text published in 1959, three years before Mills died at the age of 45 The first half of it is ess [...]

    Nathaniel Free
    A seminal production in social science from one of it s most iconic figures The central theme of Mill s book is that social issues cannot be understood in isolation from their broader structural counterparts He coins the term abstracted empiricism to refer to the dominant paradigm within the social sciences which prioritizes method over issue, with its pedantic obsession with evidence All of this boils down to a myriad of microscopic studies which cannot be logically construed together to form a [...]

    Juan
    Probablemente haya sido uno de los ensayos sociales que m s me han gustado en los ltimos tiempos, y quiz tambi n pase a engrosar mi lista de lecturas recomendadas para la gente interesada en estos campos cada d a menos y que no sabe por d nde empezar Como texto introductorio en los temas m s anal ticos de las Ciencias Sociales, me ha parecido una maravilla, uno de esos que los lees y casi te dan ganas de volver a la universidad Entonces es cuando recuerdas por qu la dejaste, y prefieres seguir l [...]

    James
    This is of a call to arms for sociologists than a theory on any specific society Mills discusses critiques the current landscape in approaches or schools of thought in sociology as of 1959 and gives his thoughts on what those approaches should look like, what they should hope to accomplish, and what the role of a sociologist should be I never took a sociology class, but once you learn the jargon, this is not too hard to get through, though still required me to read carefully slowly I like the w [...]

    Morgan
    My first reading of Sociological Imagination was as an 18 year old not quite sociology major It made marginal sense to me then, although I did enjoy Mills strong prose style What a difference 4 years makes Now that I am in graduate school and fully immersed in sociology and its debates between huge, sweeping theories and micro statistical studies, as well as its debates between value laden sociology and rigidly objective sociology, I found the book wonderfully engaging I also appreciated his hel [...]

    Ramy
    The book solves a lot of dialectical confusion points between what is for the individual and socialI think it s one of the most exceptional books that I have ever read

    Frances Mican
    Although I was often frustrated by The Sociological Imagination, I feel that it is a must read for social scientists and certainly should be read by educators, political scientists, historians, etc Mills can be hard to agree with at times, and I regularly had to re read portions to really understand what was being said However, this book is an important reminder that we need to act ethically as social scientists we have to look at the impact of our work who is it reaching what are we trying to s [...]

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