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C. Wright Mills and the Ending of Violence
(Includes Sample Chapter (#1) and Index)
by John D. Brewer
Description of Book


Why has communal violence more or less ended in Northern Ireland and South Africa? What has enabled peace settlements to be negotiated and to be accepted by large sections of the population? Why is Northern Ireland’s peace process more fragile than South Africa’s? This book argues that it is possible to develop a sociological framework to explain the emergence and progress of the peace process in these two ethnically structured societies. The framework is drawn from C. Wright Mills’s account of the ‘sociological imagination’, and is distinguished by the view that a sociological understanding must demonstrate the intersection between individual biographical experience, social structural changes, historical forces and developments and events in the political process. This case is used to clarify Mills’s use of the term and to outline his ambitions for a re-imagined sociology. It addresses itself to readers who wish to know more about the potential of Mills’s sociology and to those interested in the ending of violence in Northern Ireland and South Africa.


Stanley Aronowitz on C. Wright Mills

The World of C. Wright Mills
George Novack writing as “William F. Warde”

The Sociological Imagination: Chapter One: The Promise

Notes on "The Promise"
by David H. Kessel while reading "The Promise"...outline form with quotes

Excerpt from 'The Sociological Imagination'

The Power Elite Now
By Alan Wolfe

C Wright Mills: Private Troubles and Public Issues

On Intelllectual Craftsmanship
Appendix to THE SOCIOLOGICAL C. Wright Mills

History and Biography in a Global Age: The Legacy of C.Wright Mills
by Lauren Langman

Mills' Sociological Questions

Mills' Structural Model of Society

Professional Sociology: The Case of C. Wright Mills
by Howard Becker

Fromm, Mills, Berger and Sociology
An Essay by David H. Kessel

C. Wright Mills, Free Radical
by Todd C. Gitlin

The Power Elite--C. Wright Mills
Excerpts from The Power Elite

The Power Elite: General Essay on Who Governs?
by H.T. Reynolds, University of Delaware

C. Wright Mills: Letters and Autobiographical Writings
Edited by his daughters...Kathryn and Pamela...description of the book

C. Wright Mills Website
Created and maintained by his three children...not much there, but some nice photos and details of his books

Works by/about C. Wright Mills
Not much new, but still a nice site

Summary of Mills perspective

C. Wright Mills' HomePage
From Frank W. Elwell...a very useful site