The Politics of Truth: Selected Writings of C. Wright Mills

The Politics of Truth: Selected Writings of C. Wright Mills

by John H. Summers
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195343042

ISBN-13: 9780195343045

Pub. Date: 09/11/2008

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

C. Wright Mills was a radical public intellectual, a tough-talking, motorcycle-riding anarchist from Texas who taught sociology at Columbia University. Mills's three most influential books—The Power Elite, White Collar, and The Sociological Imagination—were originally published by OUP and are considered classics. The first collection of his writings to be

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C. Wright Mills was a radical public intellectual, a tough-talking, motorcycle-riding anarchist from Texas who taught sociology at Columbia University. Mills's three most influential books—The Power Elite, White Collar, and The Sociological Imagination—were originally published by OUP and are considered classics. The first collection of his writings to be published since 1963, The Politics of Truth contains 23 out-of-print and hard-to-find writings which show his growth from academic sociologist to an intellectual maestro in command of a mature style, a dissenter who sought to inspire the public to oppose the drift toward permanent war. Given the political deceptions of recent years, Mills's truth-telling is more relevant than ever. Seminal papers including "Letter to the New Left" appear alongside lesser known meditations such as "Are We Losing Our Sense of Belonging?" John Summers provides fresh insights in his introduction, which gives an overview of Mills's life and career. Summers has also written annotations that establish each piece's context and has drawn up a comprehensive bibliography of Mills's published and unpublished writings.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195343045
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/11/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
1,397,617
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

New Man of Power, John H. Summers
1. The Powerless People: The Role of the Intellectual in Society
2. The Intellectual and the Labor Leader
3. Sociological Poetry
4. Contribution to "Our Country and Our Culture: A Symposium"
5. On Intellectual Craftsmanship
6. Thorstein Veblen
7. IBM plus Reality plus Humanism= Sociology
8. Are We Losing Our Sense of Belonging?
9. The Conservative Mood
10. Mass Society and Liberal Education
11. On Knowledge and Power
12. The Power Elite: Comment on Criticism
13. Science and Scientists
14. A Pagan Sermon to the Christian Clergy
15. The Man in the Middle
16. The Big City
17. Culture and Politics: The Fourth Epoch
18. The Cultural Apparatus
19. The Decline of the Left
20. On Latin America, the Left, and the U.S.
21. Soviet Journal
22. Listen, Yankee! The Cuban Case
23. Letter to the New Left
Bibliographical Note
The Writings of C. Wright Mills

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