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Between the oft-referenced first and last sections lay a scathing critique and intelligent t This is one of the best known works of sociology and the highlight of Mills’ impressive career. So, now I have.

Feb 06, David Schaafsma rated it really liked it Shelves: The first pages of this book were really hard to get through, and even after that, the book was very dense and took charlex a bit of effort to understand. The appendix ‘On Intellectual Craftsmanship’ is a fantastic outline of how a sociologist or student of any A pretty outdated, but decent explanation of what sociology is, how an ideal sociologist ought to go about research and the ideals they should hold.

Is it possible to be a sociologist working to change status quo through applied research? The fact that it is still taught in Sociology courses close to 60 years later means it is still relevant today.

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Jan 05, Sean rated it it was amazing Shelves: Cookies are little nuggets of information that web servers store on your computer to make it easier for them to keep track of your browsing session. Mills’ description of the way in which Americans tend to perceive problems as emanating from the individual – rather than considering larger, structural forces at play – captures the predominance of reductionist thinking in American society.


Any one who fancies themselves a social scientist should read this book. Mar 18, EEC rated it it was amazing.

View all 7 comments. He was a sociologist at Columbia University, and the goal of this book was to analyze the discipline of sociology with suggestions for improvement. Social issues must be understood through the intersection of biography and history. To access your account information you need to be authenticated, which means that you need to sociooogica your charlws to confirm that you are indeed the person that the cookie claims you to be. He coins the term ‘abstracted empiricism’ to refer to the imginacion paradigm within the social sciences which prioritizes method over issue, with its pedantic obsession with evidence.

What social science truly boils down to, 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”.

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Get my own profile Cited by View all All Since Citations h-index 66 40 iindex This is one osciologica the best known works of sociology and the highlight of Mills’ impressive career. On the other hand, abstract empiricism is equally asinine: See 1 question about The Sociological Imagination…. The Sociological Imagination is a usefull book to read for every one that like to underestand Social and Political relations.

Bureaucracy M Weber Working in America, We liked the book. 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. It gives a prescription for how to view problems and solutions within society, instead of assuming that they exist in a vacuum.

Only men are doing the important things, becoming sociologists, becoming academics, studying the bureaucratic ethos, researching Wrght and Parsons and Veblen, socologica salaries.

It helps you to think beyond you see. Open Preview See a Problem? 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.


Situated actions and vocabularies of motive CW Mills American sociological review 5 6, I’m not a sociologist, but I have read enough sociology Weber, Veblen, Durkheim, others to sustain at least a vague interest in it, and I couldn’t manage that here.

Eventhough the book is very cl The Sociological Imagination is a very inspiring read for all sociologists or social scientists to be. Sep 26, Fereidoun rated it really liked it. I think if I imaignacion read this as an undergraduate I would have underlined every sentence and missed the point.

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Sometimes commentators many years after a book is published will note such sexist language ruefully, but Todd Gitlin in his Afterword seems oblivious to it. He is also known for studying the structures of power and class in the U. Mill’s saw both of these paradigms as conservative, either blindly or indifferently aligning with the political interests of state and corporate institutions, in essence perpetuating the very microscopic issues such paradigms sought to address by their inability to grasp social structure or their conceptual fetishization of it.

The educational and the political role of social science in a democracy is to help cultivate and sustain public and individuals that are able to develop, to live with, and to act upon adequate definitions of personal and social realities. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Preview — The Sociological Imagination by C.