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False Starts: The Disappearance of Bill Harbison and Dinah Culbert

Jim Lovensheimer

in South Pacific: Paradise Rewritten

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195377026
eISBN:
9780199864560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377026.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This chapter is concerned with drafts and sketches involving two principal characters in Tales of the South Pacific that eventually were reduced to bit roles in South Pacific. After discussing the ... More


Introduction and Overview

Stanley Aronowitz

in Taking It Big: C. Wright Mills and the Making of Political Intellectuals

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231135412
eISBN:
9780231509503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231135412.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the contributions of C. Wright Mills. A half century after his death in 1962 at the age of forty-five, Mills remains one of the most admired and ... More


C. Wright Mills and the Cuban Revolution: An Exercise in the Art of Sociological Imagination

A. Javier Treviño

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469633107
eISBN:
9781469633121
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633107.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

In C. Wright Mills and the Cuban Revolution, A. Javier Treviño reconsiders the opinions, perspectives, and insights of the Cubans that sociologist C. Wright Mills interviewed during his visit to the ... More


Taking It Big: C. Wright Mills and the Making of Political Intellectuals

Stanley Aronowitz

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231135412
eISBN:
9780231509503
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231135412.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

C. Wright Mills (1916–1962) was an intellectual who transformed the independent American Left in the 1940s and 1950s. Often challenging the established ideologies and approaches of fellow leftist ... More


C. Wright Mills

Nelson Lichtenstein

in A Contest of Ideas: Capital, Politics, and Labor

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037856
eISBN:
9780252095122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037856.003.0016
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter presents a portrait of university sociologist C. Wright Mills. His book The New Men of Power is a study of trade unions and their leaders, the American political scene, and the prospects ... More


A Broken Recovery

Iain Wilkinson and Arthur Kleinman

in A Passion for Society: How We Think about Human Suffering

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520287228
eISBN:
9780520962408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520287228.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter surveys contemporary developments in research and writing on social suffering via a critical dialogue with C. Wright Mills’s account of the “sociological imagination.” Mills’s ... More


Afterword: Mills Today

Stanley Aronowitz

in Taking It Big: C. Wright Mills and the Making of Political Intellectuals

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231135412
eISBN:
9780231509503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231135412.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses how intellectuals dedicated to fundamental social transformation have become a rarity in American political life, along with the exclusion of a radical politics in the public ... More


Introduction

Mark Doidge, Katherine Twamley, and Andrea Scott

in Sociologists' Tales: Contemporary narratives on sociological thought and practice

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781447318668
eISBN:
9781447318682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447318668.003.0034
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

Sociology is a vibrant discipline that elicits passionate responses from its practitioners. The Introduction situates the chapters of the book within the development of Sociology, particularly in ... More


Pragmatic Intellectuals: Facing Loss in the Spirit of American Philosophy

Douglas R. Anderson

in Philosophy Americana: Making Philosophy at Home in American Culture

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823225507
eISBN:
9780823235506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823225507.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

Pragmatism was granted its own Indian summer at the close of its first century. Despite their emphasis on practice, pragmatists are, for ordinary persons, simply parts of the aggregate of ... More


Old and New Left Internationalism and the Search for World Peace

Petra Goedde

in The Politics of Peace: A Global Cold War History

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780195370836
eISBN:
9780190936136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195370836.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

This chapter traces the trajectory of the political Left’s international peace agenda. It argues that differences over how to implement a politics of peace caused a rift between Old and New Leftists. ... More


Against the Odds

Tara Fickle

in The Race Card: From Gaming Technologies to Model Minorities

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781479868551
eISBN:
9781479805686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479868551.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter uses games of chance to illustrate the overlooked kinship between the appeal that hardworking Asian Americans held for white sociologists and the appeal that gambling held for Asian ... More


Growing up as a sociologist in rural Shropshire

John D Brewer

in Sociologists' Tales: Contemporary narratives on sociological thought and practice

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781447318668
eISBN:
9781447318682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447318668.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter places an interest in sociology in its biographical context and stresses its role as a life enhancing and life changing discipline, one able to inform us about society and change the ... More


Methodologies, epistemologies, ontologies

Rod Earle

in Convict Criminology: Inside and Out

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781447323648
eISBN:
9781447323662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447323648.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter considers how convict criminologists offer something new and distinctive to criminology in general, and the study of imprisonment in particular. Inspired by C Wright Mills classic work, ... More


The VC Office and the Concentration of Capital

Sharon Zukin

in The Innovation Complex: Cities, Tech, and the New Economy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190083830
eISBN:
9780190083861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190083830.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology, Culture

Profiling New York–based venture capitalists and VC firms that have been established in the city since the early 2000s, the chapter examines their risky but privileged perch between Wall Street and ... More


Imagining Innovation

Sharon Zukin

in The Innovation Complex: Cities, Tech, and the New Economy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190083830
eISBN:
9780190083861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190083830.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology, Culture

Since the 1980s, and with greater force since the 2010s, the trope “innovation and entrepreneurship” has inspired visions of a more charismatic form of global capitalism led by young, mobile “talent” ... More


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