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Unformatted text preview: Soc 102, Wk 2, Mon I magination Soc 102, Wk 2, Wed Questions re. the Sociological Questions re. Boyle’s A rc of Justice 1. W hat does C. Wright Mil ls mean by “the sociological imagination”? Would Johnson agree with this definition? Does he add anything to Mil ls’ account? 2. What is the point of Johnson’s “forest and t rees” metaphor? Can you think of another metaphor that would symbolize or exemplify the sociological imagination w ith equal or even greater effectiveness? 3. In what way or ways does Johnson think “common sense” understandings of the relationship between the individual and society – as reflected, say, in the beliefs of your family and your peers from high school – differs from understandings informed by the sociological imagination? 4. What do Mills and Johnson think is the point of doing sociology? Do you think most sociologists would agree with them? Why or why not? 5. What do you think about their argument? Should sociological investigations of society be informed by values such as freedom and democracy, or does that somehow b ias the research and make it less valid? 1. W hat was the “Great Migration”? When did i t occur? What caused i t? 2. How did the Great Migration affect housing and labor markets in major cities of t he industrial North? Was Detroit’s housing market always racially segregated, or was that something that emerged in this period? 3. What impacts did the Great M igration have on race relations in cities like Detroit and Chicago? 4. Was the revival of the K K K partly a response to the Great Migration, or was it p rimarily a reaction to wave after wave of immigration from Europe that the United S tates experienced up to World War One? Or both? 5. Were the White working class people who lived on Garland Avenue afraid of a m iddle-class, highly educated Black professional like Dr. Ossian Sweet? If so, why? I f not, what emotions and/or ideas animated their hostile reaction to his family’s a rr ival? ...
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This note was uploaded on 02/13/2011 for the course COMM 211 taught by Professor Traubaut during the Spring '08 term at University of Michigan.
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