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Taking It Big
Developing Sociological Consciousness in Postmodern Times

  • Steven P. Dandaneau - Kansas State University, USA, University of Tennessee, USA, University of Dayton, USA

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March 2001 | 288 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This book is intended as an accessible, current, and uncompromised introduction to what C Wright Mills called the sociological imagination. It explains and demonstrates the value of the sociological imagination vis-[gr]a-vis the demands of today's postmodern society, critically addresses the chief forces working against its development, and invites students to adopt this form of self-consciousness as their own.
 
Sociology, or, Imaginative Reflections from Empirically Damaged Life
 
PART ONE: DEVELOPING AN ORIENTATION TO SELF AND SOCIETY
 
The Big Picture, or, a Brief Survey of Our Dying World
 
The Small Picture, or, Yesterday's Dystopias as Today's Everyday Life
 
Toward a Postmodern Sociological Imagination and a Sociological Imagination for Postmodern Times
 
PART TWO: APPLYING THE SOCIOLOGICAL IMAGINATION: THREE MODELS
 
A Wrong Child
Analyzing the Unanalyzable  
 
Generation X
A Phantom Subject  
 
Religion and Society
Of Gods and Demons  
 
PART THREE: THE SOCIAL FORCES WORKING AGAINST THE SOCIOLOGICAL IMAGINATION
 
The Degradation of the Public Sphere
 
The End of History
 
Sociology without Society
 
PART FOUR: LOOKING BACK, LOOKING AHEAD
 
Epilogue
Sociology as Critical Theory of Society  

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ISBN: 9780761987031
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