Stretching the Sociological Imagination

Essays in Honour of John Eldridge

  • Matt Dawson
  • Bridget Fowler
  • David Miller
  • Andrew Smith

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Stretching Exercises: Stimulating the Sociological Imagination

  3. Sociology of Work and Industry

  4. Social Theory

  5. Sociology of the Media

  6. Conclusion: Stretching the Sociological Imagination in the Neo-Liberal Academy

    1. Matt Dawson, Bridget Fowler, David Miller, Andrew Smith
      Pages 246-262
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 263-277

About this book


This edited collection calls for renewed attention to the concept of the sociological imagination, allowing social scientists to link private issues to public troubles. Inspired by the eminent Glasgow-based sociologist, John Eldridge, it re-engages with the concept and shows how it can be applied to analyzing society today.


Sociology Sociological Imagination John Eldridge Public Sociology Social Theory Sociology of Work Media Sociology community memory Nation social theory society sociology

Editors and affiliations

  • Matt Dawson
    • 1
  • Bridget Fowler
    • 1
  • David Miller
    • 2
  • Andrew Smith
    • 1
  1. 1.University of GlasgowUK
  2. 2.University of BathUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) 2015
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social Sciences Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-49363-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-49364-4
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