Charles Lemert is Andrus Professor of Sociology at Wesleyan University in Connecticut, and is the author of many widely read books, including, most recently, Survivor Stories with Anthony Elliott; Dark Thoughts: Race and the Eclipse of Society; and Postmodernism Is Not What You Think: How Globalization Threatens Modernity.
The best book about the discipline and practice of sociology since
C. Wright Mills's Sociological Imagination.--Rhonda Levine, Colgate
Charles Lemert interweaves biography, sociological inquiry, and social processes into a bright, subtle fabric.--Charles Tilly, Columbia University
Provocative and gracefully written. One of those rare ruminations on the human condition that makes you want to return to it after your first reading to ponder its ideas.--Howard Zinn, Author of A People's History of the United States and Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Boston University