Soci Midterm Study GuideFormat: A. Definition B. What is the context Why is it important?C. Person, place, time associated with the termD. Where did you hear it? (lecture, movie, reading, author name)Authors:C. Wright Mills “Sociological Imagination” Best & HoriuchiPotter- argued that media violence caused violence from teenagersSternheimer-media is being a scapegoated, no supporting evidence for potter’s argument that media generates violenceGlassner -“The Cultulre of Fear”Arlene Stein- “The Stranger Next Door”Exam concepts list1.Biography and HistoryA. Definition:Biography- personal trouble, individual’s problemHistory-public issues, problems in societyD. Hear from Wright Mills 2.Sociological ImaginationA.Definition: According to Wright Mills’s definition, the sociological imagination enables its possessor to understand the larger historical scene in terms of its meaning for the inner life and the external career of a variety of individuals B.Context: The ability to grasp the relationship between our private lives as individuals and the larger social forces that help shape them.C. The importance of the sociological imagination: individuals often face personal troubles and tried to determine the causes of their troubles by looking at one perspective. However, in order for them to resolve the problems, they need to look at the “non individual factors” by using the sociological imagination, which enables them to look beyond their environment and experience.