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Author Aronowitz, Stanley, author.

Title Taking it Big : C. Wright Mills and the Making of Political Intellectuals / Stanley Aronowitz
Published New York : Columbia University Press, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 276 pages)
Contents Mills's sociology and pragmatism -- Mills and the New York intellectuals -- On Mills's the new men of power -- White collar -- On social psychology and its historical contexts : the origin of psychology as an independent discipline -- The structure of power in American society -- What is a political intellectual? -- Taking it big -- Afterword: Mills today
Summary Charles Wright Mills (1916-1962) was a pathbreaking intellectual who transformed the independent American left in the 1940s and 1950s. Often challenging the established ideologies and approaches of fellow leftist thinkers, Mills was central to creating and developing the idea of the "public intellectual" in postwar America and laid the political foundations for the rise of the New Left in the 1960s. Written by Stanley Aronowitz, a leading sociologist and critic of American culture and history, "Taking it Big" reconstructs the making of this icon and the new dimension of American politics
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes In English
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Subject Mills, C. Wright (Charles Wright), 1916-1962 -- Political and social views.
Mills, C. Wright (Charles Wright), 1916-1962.
Social psychology -- United States.
Social structure -- United States.
HISTORY -- United States -- 20th Century.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Social Psychology.
Political and social views.
Social psychology.
Social structure.
United States.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0231509502