Middle of the Middle

I'm not for consensus; I'm for conviction.

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econsociology:

Listen to C. Wright Mills’ resonant voice: “You must not expect me to provide A Balanced View. I am not a sociological book-keeper. Moreover, “balanced views” are now usually surface views which rest upon the homogeneous absence of imagination and the passive avoidance of reflection. A balanced view is usually.. merely a vague point of equilibrium between platitudes… I feel no need for, and indeed am incapable of arranging for you, a lyric upsurge, a cheerful little pat on the moral back.”
This is a recorded excerpt from Mills’ lecture “The Fourth Epoch: Culture and Politics” given at LSE in 1958, that was published later with changes.Voice record (about 3 min): http://cwrightmills.orgThe full text: here http://culturalapparatus.wordpress.com, or here www.public.iastate.edu/~carlos/607/readings/mills.pdfToday is Mills’ birthday- and this is our small celebration of his huge intellectual legacy of economic sociology and public sociology. (Thank you, Jan Milch for bringing us this unique record!)

econsociology:

Listen to C. Wright Mills’ resonant voice: “You must not expect me to provide A Balanced View. I am not a sociological book-keeper. Moreover, “balanced views” are now usually surface views which rest upon the homogeneous absence of imagination and the passive avoidance of reflection. A balanced view is usually.. merely a vague point of equilibrium between platitudes… I feel no need for, and indeed am incapable of arranging for you, a lyric upsurge, a cheerful little pat on the moral back.”


This is a recorded excerpt from Mills’ lecture “The Fourth Epoch: Culture and Politics” given at LSE in 1958, that was published later with changes.
Voice record (about 3 min): http://cwrightmills.org
The full text: here http://culturalapparatus.wordpress.com, or here www.public.iastate.edu/~carlos/607/readings/mills.pdf
Today is Mills’ birthday- and this is our small celebration of his huge intellectual legacy of economic sociology and public sociology. 
(Thank you, Jan Milch for bringing us this unique record!)

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Income Inequality: Economic Disparities and the Middle Class in Affluent Countries - Edited by Janet C. Gornick and Markus Jntti

‪#‎Income‬ ‪#‎Inequality‬: Economic Disparities and the ‪#‎MiddleClass‬ in Affluent Countries” pays special attention to the middle class, a segment often not addressed in inequality literature. (Free access to the foreword, introduction and appendices) 
 -via Economic Sociology and Political Economy

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