unit 1 - Reardon Soc-202 7/8/11 Unit Assessment 1 All of a...

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Reardon Soc-202 7/8/11 Unit Assessment 1 All of a sudden I found myself thinking sociologically when I realized where I was celebrating July 4 th and why I was here in Raleigh with friends instead of family. I have been thinking to myself about my plans for this holiday for weeks and deciding what I should be doing and where my location will be when I see those fireworks burst into the air. Every year I am either on vacation or at the beach with my friends. I am always complaining that I am not at the beach all week with my family like most of my friends are and enjoying the American holiday with the people I love the most in life. I always felt that my family never took part in the same traditions that most families do on holidays because we just didn’t believe in it and always wanted to go our own separate ways. This year on July 4 th I realized why my family was different and why such holidays aren’t just the same for my family as they are for others. Thinking in a sociological point of view the main reference I relate my story to is sociological imagination that ( C. Wright Mills 1959) explains in “The Promise”. “Sociological imagination is a tool sociologists use to explore the
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2012 for the course ECON 111 taught by Professor James during the Spring '12 term at University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

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