Thoreau and the Sociological Imagination: The Wilds of Society

Thoreau and the Sociological Imagination: The Wilds of Society

By: Shawn Chandler Bingham (author)Paperback

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Thoreau and the Sociological Imagination is the first in-depth sociological examination of the ideas of Henry David Thoreau. Shawn Chandler Bingham explores the philosopher's sophisticated insights on individual-society relationships, social change, and American notions of progress. This is a landmark book which encourages readers to re-examine the disciplinary boundaries between the social sciences and humanities.

About Author

Shawn Chandler Bingham is assistant professor of sociology at Saint Leo University in Florida.


1 Preface 2 Chronology 3 Chapter One: Disciplinary Disobedience 4 Chapter Two: The Seeds and Fruit of Thoreavian Though 5 Chapter Three: Social Structure and the American Individual 6 Chapter Four: "Progress," Social Development and Social Change 7 Chapter Five: Thoreau's Social Inquiry 8 Chapter Six: Thoreau as a Model for "Reimagining" Sociology 9 References

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780742560598
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 158
  • ID: 9780742560598
  • weight: 249
  • ISBN10: 0742560597

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