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Dr WardSOCI 201CHAPTER 1 WHAT IS SOCIOLOGY?The Sociological ImaginationOutline 1/2I.What is Sociology?
-How do you know when you are a Sociologist?-Sociologists can study anything!Migration (why?), business transactions, right to education, perceptions ofmental healthI.The Sociological Imagination (p. 4-5)Coined by American Sociologist C. Wright Mills in 1959, in his book by the same nameHis definition of the sociological imagination is:The vivid awareness of the relationship between experience and wider society.-Calls for a way of looking at the world that can see links betweenprivate/personal problems of the individual and important social issues.It is often society that is responsible for some of the problems that we face. It is important to notblame the people for all the problems that we face.-We have to be careful not to blame the victim.

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Term
Winter
Professor
Durfee
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Sociology, The Sociological Imagination, important social issues, dr Ward

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