Imagination - Makes us aware of marginal people-homeless...

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Imagination • From classical article written by C. Wright Mills • Understanding that social situations maybe a product of society and not fully in the control of the individuality • Ability to see our own life and that of others as part of a larger human drama Sociological Consciousness • Institutions— stable and predicable arrangements among people • Makes us aware of facts of truth • Helps us to see the difference between the real and ideal – Why do people get married, value of education, what democracy really means
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Unformatted text preview: Makes us aware of marginal people-homeless Trouble vs Issues Troubles are private matters Like personal motivation Loss of a job Family problems Issues are public matters Things beyond an individuals control Unemployment See the connection between the two Structure of Opportunities Chances available in society to achieve a valued goal What society has offer a person Whether one lives in war or peace Family and societal opportunities...
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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