C. Wright Mills contribution of conflict theory
Mills was a social critic more than a systematic theorist.
(1951) analyzes the American middle class
It emphasizes the status panic of the middle class.
It labels many middle class workers as cheerful robots
The Power Elite
(1956) analyzes the structure of power in American
Power is monopolized by three closely connected elites:
High government officials
Elections have little influence upon the location of power
The Sociological Imagination
(1959) criticizes the practice of
It criticizes both
It emphasizes the relationship between
private personal problems
Mills died of a heart attack at the age of 45.