Seeing Things Sociologically

Seeing Things Sociologically - Objectivist- acknowledge...

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Seeing Things Sociologically 01:28 C. Wright Mills (1916-1962) between the two in society.” Sociological imagination Distinguishing between private problems and public issues. Taking a larger view of things not blaming the individual Seeing the social, economic, and historical circumstances that produce a problem The importance: Individuals are not always to blame for their social situations Our lives are intertwined so we should consider how our actions affect others. Social Problems Top 5 opinion: inadequate health care, corrupt government, police brutality, armed  forces, prison systems Social conditions that harm any part of the population Objectivist approach to social problems
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Unformatted text preview: Objectivist- acknowledge that, regardless of context, a particular social condition negatively affects lives. Social constructionist- acknowledge the processes by which people designate some conditions as social problems. Take away points: The sociological imagination allow us to take a larger view and identify the structural causes of social problems. The sociological imagination lets us see how social, historical, cultural, economic, and political factors shape the choices people have available to them. Objectivist and social constructionists are 2 approaches to studying social problems. However, there is always a subjective nature to social problems. 01:28 01:28...
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