9-27-10 - 9-27-10 C. Wright Mills: Sociological Imagination...

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Unformatted text preview: 9-27-10 C. Wright Mills: Sociological Imagination - Writ ten in 1954 - Understanding how people are shapd by the historical circumstances within which they live. - Even personal t roubles can be public issues - H is view of human nature embedded in this thesis - And he says people are primarily shaped by their actions and such White Collar (1951) Rise of the new middle class Increasing bureaucratic organizations of large corperation Increasing organizational control by those at the top Increasing numbers of people doing "clean" work in the offices... Some posed that this meant increasing power for the average working persons... this but was not Mill's view A buracracy is a STRUCTURE Increased divison of labor (means u specialize) ...
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