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The new sociological imagination.


The new sociological imagination Sociological imagination is a sociological term coined by American sociologist C. Wright Mills in 1959 describing the ability to connect seemingly impersonal and remote historical forces to the incidents of an individual’s life. .

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The goal of this work is to rearticulate the central aspiration of sociologists, which the author sees as the attempt to "create a world in which humans exercise dominion over nature without exercising dominion over each other." In light of this goal, he considers contemporary sociological discourse and its relationship to socialism and to Darwinism, the influence of biology on the social sciences, and the limitations of biological reductionism reductionism(rē·dukˑ·sh·niˑ·z  in sociology. Eventually, the text posits a situation in which new developments in biotechnology and nanotechnology favor social constructivism constructivism, Russian art movement founded c.1913 by Vladimir Tatlin, related to the movement known as suprematism. After 1916 the brothers Naum Gabo and Antoine Pevsner gave new impetus to Tatlin's art of purely abstract (although politically intended)  or evolutionary psychology as a framework for explaining the human condition.

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Date:Aug 1, 2006
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