The Social Thought of C. Wright Mills
- A. Javier Trevino - Wheaton College
Social Thinkers Series
Social Theory | Sociology (General)
Excellent overview to works of Mills; although I was expecting greater focus on his work surrounding the sociological imagination. But excellent for further exploration of his work.
I beleive everyone should read Mills even if he/sh may or may not consider contemporary sociology as being of importance. I assure you it is very important.
Trevino provides a useful and thorough account of the relevance of Mills to modern sociological thought. The appreciation of C.Wright Mills' contribution to the sociological imagination is articulated very accurately by Trevino. This book is an excellent aid to the study of Sociology at both A-level and first year undergarduate level. It provides a strong argument as to why Mills has to be considered in the same esteem as his mid-west peer, Talcott Parsons. Trevno details Mills' theoretical perspective and the relevance of Weber (and to a little extent Marx) on his radical form of sociology. The Social Thought of C. Wright Mills is an excellent and informative read.
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Theories which acknowledge both structure and agency are crucial in discussions of the causes of, and responses to, problematic drug use. This text will provide students with an important foundation for such discussions by offering valuable insights into C Wright Mills thoughts and theorisation of the influence of society on individual action.
A useful text to enhance student knowledge of sociological thought which will feed into a number of lectures.
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