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The new sociological imagination

Author: Steve Fuller
Publisher: London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Fuller
ISBN: 0761947566 9780761947561 0761947574 9780761947578
OCLC Number: 61176764
Notes: University of KwaZulu-Natal Library notes:
2 10
Description: viii, 231 pages ; 24 cm
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? --
Responsibility: Steve Fuller.
Local System Bib Number:
(Sirsi) i9780761947578
(Sirsi) 538142


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