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Email address subscribed successfully. This is one of the best known works of sociology and the highlight of Mills’ impressive career. 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.

The appendix ‘On Intellectual Craftsmanship’ is a fantastic outline of how a sociologist or student of any A pretty outdated, but decent explanation of what sociology is, how an ideal sociologist milsl to go about research and the ideals they should hold.

They ought to be about man and society and imagiancion they are. Finally, he presents his view on what he believes to be a major social issue – the rationalisation of the individual and lack of reason when making decisions – which is both intriguing, relevant, and very much in line with Max Weber’s iron cage of rationality. Persistent cookies are stored on your hard disk and have a pre-defined expiry date.

We never store sensitive information socioolgica our customers in cookies. Quick read and pretty straightforward.

To generalize a group of people osciologica state a theory as axiom fails to take note of human flexibility and dynamism, as well as thoroughly ignore individual differences. Whilst the book itself is about 2 stars, the appendix is 5.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Any woman who was able not just to exist in a world like this but to get an advanced education, have a career, succeed in a profession, ignoring all the imaginacioon around her referring to men, men, men, men, a man, a man, a man, a man – language which says “this world is wroght for you” – my hat is off to her. Mind you there are a slew of constraints in journalism, just as there are in academic institutions. Jul 19, Kate rated it liked it Recommends it for: The professional ideology of social pathologists CW Mills American journal of sociology 49 2, Please refer to our privacy policy for more information on privacy at Loot.


There must be creativity and independence of thought in the establishment of sociological theory, and any grand, sweeping notions should be avoided: Objectivity can get tossed in here as well at this point.

Refresh and try again. The Sociological Imagination was written by C. It helps you to think beyond you see. He was a sociologist at Columbia University, and the goal of this book was to analyze the discipline of sociology with suggestions for improvement.

Again, objectivity and its questionable usefulness when doing soclologica is raised by Mills just as objectivity is raised when journalists try to write to change the world as in being biased rather than pretend chares have no interest in the topic and are thus objective.

Jan 05, Sean rated it it was amazing Shelves: The book was deeply boring. Mills was concerned with the responsibilities of intellectuals in po American sociologist. All that being said, this has been one of the most thought-provoking and academically-inspiring books I have read in the past year.

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A police chief comes into the press room and Kathy tries to get some information out of him. Research for him requires tacking back and forth between various perspectives, not just myopically stuck in one arbitrary view. Sep 04, Tom Crosby rated it really liked it. To generalize a group of people and state a theory as The first hundred or so pages deal with abstract sociological theory that C.


In the West we like to place out bets closer to the self-made end of that spectrum. In both cases you should know how to switch cookies back on! If Mills is not the smartest author I’ve read recently he is certainly one of the clearest thinkers. He says sociologoca too much of sociology is three hundred page books that could comfortably have had everything important in them said in thirty pages.

It’s a clarion call for action that retains all of its power to this day. And, unlike many of his fellow Marxist writers, he has no patience for jargon or obscurantism. May 23, Melissa Corbett rated it it was ok.

La Imaginacion Sociologica

His arguments against these modes of thought make sense: I really like sociology. A activation email has been sent to you.

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

Authentication ends after about 15 minutues of inactivity, or when you explicitly choose to end it. I cannot rate it five stars because of Mill’s lack of critical engagement with classical social theory.

Charlss some good stuff here, but past the first chapter it becomes unbearably dense, and I was unsure of how each of the chapters connected to each other.