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With and Beyond Mills: Social Suffering and the Sociological Imagination

Wilkinson, Iain M. (2012) With and Beyond Mills: Social Suffering and the Sociological Imagination. Cultural Studies, 12 (3). pp. 182-191. ISSN 0950-2386. (doi:10.1177/1532708612441768) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This article offers a critical appraisal of C. Wright Mills’s The Sociological Imagination with focus brought to how he sets his sociology into practice. It is designed as an invitation to further dialogue and debate over the methodology of this work. It reviews Mills’s attempt to create a “sociologized pragmatism” and analyzes the contribution of The Sociological Imagination to this project. It argues that the critical praxis that informs the development of research and writing on “social suffering” demonstrates an approach to social inquiry that moves both with and beyond Mills, particularly with regard to the task of cultivating social understanding from conflicts met in lived experience.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1177/1532708612441768
Uncontrolled keywords: C. Wright Mills, social suffering, pragmatism, experience, methodology
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Mita Mondal
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2013 08:49 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 10:21 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/34548 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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