The Social Thought of C. Wright Mills (Social Thinkers Series)

The Social Thought of C. Wright Mills (Social Thinkers Series)

By: A. Javier Trevino (author)Paperback

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This book closely examines the writings of C. Wright Mills and his intrepid, if somewhat solitary, effort at influencing critical thought. In stressing the critical aspect of Mills's sociology, the book will focus generally on two of his lifelong intellectual concerns: (1) the interrelationship between social structure and personality, and (2) the bureaucratization of modern society and the power relations it produces. The purpose of this book is to acquaint the rising generation of interested publics - students, academics, activists, intellectuals - with the social and political thought of one of the leading critics of the mid-twentieth century. Ideas that, over half a century later, remain crucial in better understanding the world of the early twenty-first century.

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About Author

A. Javier Trevino is the author and editor of several books including The Social Thought of C. Wright Mills, (SAGE, 2012); Classic Writings in Law and Society, Second Edition, Revised and Expanded (Transaction Publishers, 2010); Talcott Parsons on Law and the Legal System (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008); George C. Homans: History, Theory, and Method (Paradigm Publishers, 2006); Understanding Crime: A Multidisciplinary Approach (edited with Susan Guarino-Ghezzi), (LexisNexis/Anderson Publishing, 2005); Goffman's Legacy (Rowman & Littlefield, 2003); Talcott Parsons Today: His Theory and Legacy in Contemporary Sociology (Rowman & Littlefield, 2001); and The Sociology of Law: Classical and Contemporary Perspectives (St. Martin's Press,1996). He has served as President of the Justice Studies Association (2000-2002), President of the Society for the Study of Social Problems (2010-2011), and was a Fulbright Scholar to the Republic of Moldova (2009). Professor Trevino is the General Editor of the SAGE Social Thinkers series.


Chapter 1: C. Wright Mills and Postwar America Chapter 2: A Humanist Concern Chapter 3: The Social Psychology Chapter 4: The Stratification Trilogy Chapter 5: On Latinos and Latin America Chapter 6: Mass Society and Media Markets Chapter 7: Disillusioned Radical Chapter 8: Further Readings

Product Details

  • publication date: 15/06/2011
  • ISBN13: 9781412993937
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 232
  • ID: 9781412993937
  • weight: 327
  • ISBN10: 1412993938

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