Age Of Fact Summary

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The purpose of this book is to explore various avenues of the existing ‘Age of Fact’ and the urgent role of the social analyst to integrate the particular history, biography, and social structure of humankind. According to Mills, the sociological imagination is to be aware of the idea of social structure and to use it with sensibility. He noticeably believes that the sociological imagination can only initiate and direct the individual towards the synoptic internalization and realization of social, cultural, and political realm, which would assist the social researcher to transform the understandings of his scientific experience. Subsequently, he validated the social-science study through translating the private issues to public issues. In addition, he strongly discusses against the overall abstract empiricist general theory of certain structural functionalist theorists of that time, for instance, the Parsonian text of General Theory of Action. Nevertheless, he sees the role and task of Spencer, Ross, Comte, Durkheim, Manheim, Marx, Veblen, Schumpeter, Lecky and Weber, as vital for the comprehension of man and society without any dependency on the bureaucratic ethos.…show more content…
He insists that the sociological imagination, fruitful form of men’s self-consciousness, inherits the personal troubles of milieu and the public issues of social structure distinctions. To ponder upon the public issues being interlinked with that of the private issues, many liberal feminists such as Wymlicka, Okin argue that the core problem of women inequality in the public sphere can only be addressed by analyzing those from the family. From that, one can clearly see the relation among two issues and how analysis into the realm of private issues could contribute to explore the major aspects of the public troubles, which Mills
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