Soc 101 Paper 1 - Sociology Paper 1 Section 2 According to...

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-11/15/08 Sociology Paper 1, Section 2 According to C. Wright Mills, what is the sociological imagination? Does Stephanie Coontz have a sociological imagination? The sociological imagination is the ability to look past your own problems and see the problems in the sense of the whole society. It is being able to see past your self and view issues in the sense that they affect everyone. They can even misinterpret, or unsuccessfully understand what is going on. As Mills said “ The sociological imagination enables its possessor to understand the larger historical scene in terms of its means for the inner life and the external career of a variety of individuals.”(Mills, 2009 3) This explains why people without a sociological imagination sometimes misunderstand the events that go on around them. They fail to complete understand what effects there actions, and the actions of those around them, have on society as a whole. Over focus on a persons self leads to a lack of knowledge of the society as a whole. Another point which Mills made is that people who understand the relationships
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