Sociologists and respective beliefs

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Sociologists and respective beliefs C. Wright Mills: discovering the individual’s connection to society o Sociological imagination o Intersection of biography and society o Personal troubles become social issues imagination o The process where one understand his/her connection to a social category Domhoff: an empirical (and empiricist) view of social class o “Who rules America?” o empirical investigation of interlocking connections between corporate governance, political leadership, and social life of class that owns productive assets Marx: “social being determines social consciousness” o It is not simply enough to describe how people acquire means of life (Domhoff); science demands that full evolution of society, past, present and future, be explaned o “The German Ideology” o capitalism will be replaced by communitarianism o social consciousness: how people think about their life, goals, aspirations, and relationships; not necessarily conscious reflection
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This note was uploaded on 02/19/2008 for the course D SOC 101 taught by Professor Hirschl,t. during the Fall '06 term at Cornell.

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