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Unformatted text preview: through understanding the actual dynamics that shape our lives - individually and collectively - we would also develop the tools and strategies to effect positive social change. Conventional wisdom might have it that biography and sociology are antithetical or at least mutually irrelevant. A biography is the life. A sociological analysis deals with continuity and change, cooperation and conflict, on a collective scale, in and between social groups and entire societies. In fact, however, these two ways of knowing are tightly intertwined. C. Wright Mills had the important insight that what he termed "the sociological imagination" involved understanding the intimate connections between biography and historical sociology...
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2011 for the course BUSINESS A 1340 taught by Professor John during the Spring '11 term at York University.
- Spring '11