Stretching the Sociological Imagination calls for renewed attention to the concept of the sociological imagination, allowing social scientists to link private issues to public troubles. Inspired by the eminent Glasgow-based sociologist and co-founder of the Glasgow Media Group, John Eldridge, it re-engages with the concept and shows how it can be applied to analyzing society today.

This edited volume unites prominent sociologists, both well-established and early career, who are inspired by the sociological imagination and by Eldridge’s work more broadly. Eldridge was for many years Professor of Sociology and Head of Department at the University of Glasgow, UK, and is a renowned figure in the discipline, most notably through his work in three fields: the sociology of work and industry; social theory; and media sociology. This collection celebrates his contribution and its continued relevance today.