Thoreau and the Sociological Imagination: The Wilds of Society
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

Thoreau and the Sociological Imagination: The Wilds of Society

  • Publish Date: 2007-12-14
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Shawn Chandler Bingham

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Thoreau and the Sociological Imagination: The Wilds of Society is the first in-depth sociological examination of the ideas of Henry David Thoreau. Through explorations of Thoreau's intellectual links to early social thinkers, as well as the mainstay Thoreauvian concerns for the individual-society relationship, social change, and deconstructing society's idea of progress, Bingham illustrates the sophistication of Thoreau's sociological imagination challenging readers to re-examine the disciplinary boundaries between the social sciences and the humanities.


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