Presidential Address On THE SOCIOLOGICAL IMAGINATION REVISITED

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Abstract

This article offers a critical reading of C. Wright Mills's The Sociological Imagination (1959). Such a reading reveals the need to reassess the basis, practice, purpose, and impact of sociology. Accordingly, interpretive materials drawn from stories about and by alcoholics and a new cultural grouping, Adult Children of Alcoholics, are used to illustrate the foundations of a minimalist sociology. Know that the … sociological imagination has its chance to make a difference in the quality of life in our time. (Mills 1959, p. 226)

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-22
Number of pages22
JournalSociological Quarterly
Volume31
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science

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