Course: SOC 100 (1708): Culture and Society | Spring 2020 | Prof. Alapo

02/11 Assignment

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      Hector Viveros

      <span style=”font-weight: 400;”>Hector Viveros </span>

      <span style=”font-weight: 400;”>Professor Oluremi Alapo</span>

      <span style=”font-weight: 400;”>SOC 100</span>

      <span style=”font-weight: 400;”>Week 3 Discussion 1</span>

      <b>What does C. Wright Mills say about sociological imagination?</b>

      <span style=”font-weight: 400;”>In his book, “Sociological Imagination”, C. Wright Mills provides a new perspective on how to analyze society. Mills describes sociological imagination as an awareness of the relationship between personal actions of individuals, and wider social forces that shape our lives. “ it is the capacity to shift from one perspective to another… the capacity to range from the most impersonal and remote transformations to the intimate features of the human self-and to see the relations between the two”, wrote Mills.</span>

      <b>How does a sociologist define society as a group of people who reside in a defined area, share a culture, and who interact with one another? </b>

      <span style=”font-weight: 400;”>A Society is a group of people who live and interact with one another in a defined geographic area, sharing a common culture. Sociologists examine how society functions by studying and analyzing the societal behavior of individuals, in the various groups and institutions they form. By gathering systematic information, sociologists can identify cultural patterns, social forces and the behavior of particular individuals.  </span>

      <b>What is the difference between Sociological Imagination and Sociological Perspective?</b>

      <span style=”font-weight: 400;”>Sociological imagination is the ability to see the relationship between individual experience and larger society. Whereas sociological perspective is an understanding of human behavior, as shaped by group affiliation, and the interactions that occur within those groups. </span>


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