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Bonus Opportunity #1 – SOCL 2001 – 2 “The Intersection of Biography and History for an Older Friend or Relative” In class we talked about how C. Wright Mills described thinking about the intersection of biography and history as a key component of the sociological imagination. For this assignment I would like you to describe what you think growing up was like for a friend or relative you know of that grew up at least two generations before you (grandparent, for example). You do not have to interview this person, but instead just imagine what it would have been like to be that person in the historical time period they grew up. In other words, put yourself in their shoes and describe how their individual lives were influenced by the historical events and social context around them. This should be a two-page double-spaced paper and include the time period the person grew up,
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Unformatted text preview: where they grew up, and what significant events you think helped to shape their life and their outlook on life. The rest of the paper can include how your life and this person’s life are different based on growing up in different social contexts. Or if you can think of some other way to apply the sociological imagination to analyzing the differences between your time growing up and theirs, that is fine too. Just remember to use what you learned in class and from the textbook to complete the assignment. As I said in class completing the assignment successfully will earn you 2 extra percentage points on your first exam score. The paper will be due on the last day of class before the first exam, which is February 17 th . They can be handed in before class or emailed to me before class, but the beginning of that class will be the deadline. Good luck!...
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This note was uploaded on 02/06/2012 for the course ASTR 1101 taught by Professor Campbell during the Fall '08 term at LSU.

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