The new sociological imagination / Steve Fuller.
By: Fuller, Steve.Material type: TextPublisher: London: New Delhi ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage, 2006Description: viii, 231 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0761947566 (hbk.); 0761947574 (pbk.); 9780761947578.Subject(s): Sociology | Social sciencesDDC classification: 301 Online resources: WorldCat details. | Ebook Fulltext
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Fuller, Steve, 1959-
New sociological imagination.
London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE, 2006
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Table of 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? --