The Theory of C. Wright Mills and His Analysis of Contemporary American Society

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contemporary society, human nature, C. Wright Mills, contemporary man, American culture and society


American Studies | Sociology


The nature of man and society has been a focal point of human inquiry throughout the ages. Today perhaps more than ever before has such discussion become meaningful, for there appear in the present epoch to be conditions which threaten not only man's dignity but his very nature as well. Overwhelmed with the complexity of modern technological innovations, packed by the millions into metropolitan sardine cans, innundated by the concomitant anonymity of his environment, appalled by a sense of powerlessness, and possessing a minimum of stable values from which to derive meaning, contemporary man is truly "in search of a soul." Within today's increasingly organized and confused society, the proper study of mankind truly is man.

Department 1 Awarding Honors Status

Sociology and Anthropology

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