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Unformatted text preview: Mills, 1959. The Promise of Sociology. Best, 1999. Whats Wrong with Declaring War on Social Problems? Raising one reaction-card-question Jot down some troubles that you face in your daily life 1959, America Nowadays men often feel that their private lives are a series of traps. They sense that within their everyday worlds, they cannot overcome their troubles..(p.3) Millss Claim: Neither the life of an individual nor the history of a society can be understood without understanding both (p.3). When wars happen. An insurance salesman a rocket launcher A store clerk a radar man A wife lives alone A child grows up without a father YET men do not usually define the troubles they endure in terms of historical change and institutional contradiction (p.3). The connection between the patterns of individuals own lives and the course of world history is missing . Due to the missing connection, people fail to have the ability to understand the interplay of man and society. Do you think the troubles that you face in your daily life are resulted from the structural/institutional level? How can we solve the troubles that we face in the individual level? What people need, is a quality of mind that can help them to use information and to develop reason in order to understand whats going on in the world and what may be happening within themselves. (p.4) Sociological imagination! Sociological imagination enables the individuals to re-connect their own life experiences and their historical period By using sociological imagination, people can zoom out to see their social positions and can locate themselves within society SOsomething that you consider as your own trouble may actually be a public issue!...
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