Toward a Sociological Imagination: Bridging Specialized Fields

Toward a Sociological Imagination: Bridging Specialized Fields


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Toward a Sociological Imagination: Bridging Specialized Fields by Bernard Phillips, Harold Kincaid, Thomas Scheff

Toward A Sociological Imagination builds on the ideas C. Wright Mills expressed in The Sociological Imagination for an approach to the scientific method broad enough to open up to the full range of knowledge within the sociology discipline. In this book, nine sociologists and one philosopher provide detailed tests of the utility of the approach within diverse substantive sociological areas. These areas include, deviance and anomie, stratification and occupational mobility, the origins of capitalism, combining narrative sociology with modeling, racial and ethnic relations, unacknowledged emotions within the psychiatric interview, the genesis of violence, and the impact of moving from a vernacular to a theoretical approach to language.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761823421
Publisher: UPA
Publication date: 07/28/2002
Pages: 318
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Bernard Phillips is Founder and informal director of the Sociological Imagination Group. Harold Kincaid is Chair, Department of Philosophy, University of Alabama, Birmingham. Thomas Scheff is Adjunct Professor, Gothenburg University, Karlsbad, Sweden.

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