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What Is Critical Sociology?

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This introductory chapter situates the texts within the hisory of critical sociological discourse. It is the authors' contention that "critical sociology" is an unfinished project. In order to survive, critical thought needs to struggle with the forms of scientific conformity that persistently attempt to overtake its gains. The chapter draws on the work of two critical sociologists from earlier generations to make this claim, Walter Benjamin and C. Wright Mills. The chapter also discusses the necessity for institutional "presentation depots" and "interpretation centers" to sustain the critical traditions within sociology.

Keywords: C. Wright Mills; critical sociology; Walter Benjamin



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