How can we restore fundamental values on a political and cultural level? Taking this question as a starting point, the book identifies the notion of sociological imagination as a suitable method to address the widespread disorientation within the human and social sciences. In particular, the three essays included in this volume focus on the role of sociology as a tool to achieve a constructive representation of reality. Through a sharp analysis of the current growing dismissal of cultural structures and the lack of an ethical view in the interpretation of social phenomena, the author offers new perspectives in order to recover authentic human commitments that are able to re-establish meaningful relationships between people.

Fiammetta Fanizza is a sociologist in the Department of Humanities at the University of Foggia. She is a scholar interested in public space and political engagement analysis. More specifically, her research study concerns space commodification, with particular attention to the role of urban planning in comparison with the processes of democratic participation. She has published broadly on these themes.