9-7-10 - I ntroduction to Sociology September 7, 2010...

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Introduction to Sociology September 7, 2010
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Objectives from Thursday’s Class To illustrate that we are responsible for our human problems To illustrate that they are minor compared to the overall immensity of existence To illustrate that we have the power to make practical/daily incremental changes as we are responsible for our existence To illustrate that we are inextricably linked to the knowledge that our fellow human beings have in order to survive. To illustrate that we inherit the biases that we have encountered from learned history.
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Today’s Objectives To familiarize ourselves with Mill’s Sociological Imagination To use this Imagination To understand instances where we are trapped by social misinformation
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A Few Takes on Mill’s Radical Sociology: A sociology that believes that objective value free science is not possible because we all come in with a series of values and perception even when choosing our research Radical sociology is a study of human freedom and all of the structural obstacles which this freedom encounters and overcomes Mills is Considered as the father of this sociology
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Mill’s The Promise Class February 2, 2010
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Key Points in C. Wright Mills Sociological Imagination and Excerpts What were some key points from the text? Would you agree or disagree with the assessment that the thoughts of modern students are bound with their private affairs; job, family, neighborhood and they do not think on a grand scale? Have you seen people that you can categorize their values and behaviors in a time and place? Do you see the linkage between biography and history?
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An awareness of the relationship between an individual and the wider society, and The ability to view one’s society as an outsider would, without one’s limited experiences and cultural biases
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Mills Main Idea Social Imagination is: The ability to examine the failures of individuals and societies through examination of history and Biography The context must always be taken into consideration A comparative analysis of one's fate gives true understanding of that fate A social problem is a shared problem of a society and not the ill fortune of an individual (Example of one unemployed person versus many) Examining the history and biography is important to solve the impasses occuring in today's community. (Individuals must be more aware of their surroundings)
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In Essence If we move beyond our daily ritual of tasks, look up and see beyond the mountains, we can do several things: Understand our life and problems better as to how they relate to other individuals and our common problems We can improve society because we find a more rational
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9-7-10 - I ntroduction to Sociology September 7, 2010...

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