C. Wright Mills and the Ending of Violence

  • John D. Brewer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. John D. Brewer
    Pages 1-15
  3. John D. Brewer
    Pages 71-107
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 179-197

About this book


This book has two aims: to clarify the meaning of C. Wright Mills's depiction of the sociological imagination; and to use this to develop a sociological framework that assists in understanding the process by which communal violence has ended in Northern Ireland and South Africa. The contrast between these two societies is a familiar one, but the book is novel by developing an explanatory framework based on Mills's 'sociological imagination'. This model merges developments in the two countries at the individual, social structural and political arenas in order to account for the emergence of their peace processes.


conflict development novel politics sociology violence

Authors and affiliations

  • John D. Brewer
    • 1
  1. 1.Queen’s University BelfastUK

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