Fri, November 10, 2006 • 3:00 PM • Tom Lea rooms, HRC 3.206
C. Wright Mills (1916-1962), the political sociologist and influential intellectual, had a little to say about a great many subjects, and a lot to say about a few subjects of great importance. In his major books, The New Men of Power (1948), White Collar (1951), The Power Elite (1956), and The Sociological Imagination (1959), he laid down a social theory that many readers have viewed as characteristically American.
Mills was raised and educated in Texas. Throughout his career, he nu