Unformatted text preview: positions. It allows the individual to understand his own experience and guague his own fate by locating himself within his period and becoming awre of those individuals in his own circumstances. It lets us know the limits of human nature. Allows you ro range from the most impersonal and remote transformations to the most intimate features of the human self. IN SUMMATION: men now hope to grasph what is going on in the world, to understand what is happening in themselves as minute points of the intersections of biography and history within society. Trouble vs. Issue: troubles occur within the character of the individual and within the range of his immediate relations with others; Limited areas of social life of which he is directly and personally aware; a private matter. Issue is a matter that transcends local environments of the individual and the range of his inner life; have to do with organization of many such milieux; public matter....
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- Fall '07
- Sociology, larger historical scene, C Wright Mills, Wright Mills Thesis