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The new sociological imagination.


The new sociological imagination.

Fuller, Steve.

Sage Publications


231 pages




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 in sociology. Eventually, the text posits a situation in which new developments in biotechnology and nanotechnology favor social constructivism or evolutionary psychology as a framework for explaining the human condition.

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