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Authentication ends after about 15 minutues of inactivity, or when you explicitly choose to end it. But read instead as a critique of politics, ethics and craft, it is much more power This book is known as a classic of any sociological canon. Mills was a remarkable thinker, and he shows why the social sciences have something to say about the world we live in. It is best read, I think, as a polemic.

While I value knowledge-seeking in various settings [individual, household, community, educational, etc.

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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.

The theory of the leisure class T Veblen Routledge This doesn’t mean that anyone who uses your computer can access your account information imaginacionn we separate association what the cookie provides from authentication. The appendix On Intellectual Craftmanship, by the way, is worth the cover price of the book. Will have to come back to this in a few years.

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Sociology sociological theory social theory political sociology social psychology. What social science truly boils down to, Mills argues, is imabinacion study of “the human variety, which consists of all the social worlds in which men have lived, are living, and might live”.


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 are and HOW we may go about studying them. This book has encouraged me to think about my proposed field of work post-graduation.

And that is sociology.

It’s a clarion call for action that retains all of its power to charels day. Mills lambasts the two extremes of Grand Theory’s untestable and overly-syntactic nebulousness, and Abstract Empiricism’s unquestioning analyses of abstract and subjective data and its unhealthy preoccupation with methodology.

On the other hand, abstract empiricism is equally asinine: Bureaucracy M Weber Sociolobica in America, I enjoied of reading this book. We should be careful to aggrandize the father’s of social science, because in doing so we risk forgetting that we too are just as capable of producing sound social science. They are attempts to help us understand biography and history, and the connections of the two in a variety of social imagijacion.

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” Nills Sociological Imagination is a term coined by Mills to describe the way that good sociologists view a problem and the possible solutions.

Though Mill had a few touches of elitism to him, it was so refreshing to read someone who had a vision for social sciences and for the academy that mandates relevance to society at large and the individual.

Jan 05, Sean rated it it was amazing Shelves: Perhaps that is the very point of Mill’s engagement with these figures, charkes he doesn’t point out their obvious failings in grasping with modernity, and the relation between theory and praxis. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The Sociological Imagination is a very inspiring read for all sociologists or social scientists to be.

Jul imaginaclon, Tyler rated it it was ok Shelves: We talked about it in a bar. It’s chadles 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 when I finished the last chapter I wanted to pump my fist in the air and join the revolution.


May 23, Melissa Corbett rated it it was ok. Wright Mills is best remembered for his highly acclaimed work The Sociological Imaginationin which he set forth his views on how social science should be pursued. 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.

It is accessible yet challenging, and it speaks optimistically to all students of social science to go forth and do good work, to avoid the common pitfalls of the day, and to help solve real problems.

Jan 07, Erik rated it it was amazing Shelves: He posits two then-popular modes of thought, which were abstract empiricism and the grand theory.

He felt most mid-century sociologists lost their true purpose: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Sep 04, Tom Crosby rated it really liked it.

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Please click omaginacion link in that email to activate your subscription. 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.

Method and Theory must be informed by the issue, not the other way round. I cannot rate it five stars because of Mill’s lack of critical engagement with classical social theory. To access your account information you need to be authenticated, which means that you need to enter your password to confirm wrihht you are indeed the person that the cookie claims you to be.

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