Unformatted text preview: -the public issues of social structure Issues have to do with matters that transcend those local environments of the individual and the range of his inner life-issue is a public matter-involves a crisis in institutional arrangements-what Marxists call contradictions or antagonisms-experience of various and specific milieux (surroundings, esp. of social and culture nature) is often caused by structural changes -capable of tracing linkages among a great variety of milieux-to achieve this we need to possess the sociological imagination Problems our decade has shifted from the external realm of economics and now has to do with the quality of individual life-dangers of forces of temporary society itself, its alienating methods of production, its techniques of political domination and its internal anarchy...
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- Spring '08
- Sociology, Mills SOCIOLOGICAL IMAGINATION