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

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      yehuda lipkind
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      <span style=”background: #f4f4f4; margin: 0px; color: black; line-height: 200%; font-family: ‘Times New Roman’,serif; font-size: 12pt;”>C. Wright Mills says that sociological imagination is an awareness of the relationship between a person’s behavior and experience and the wider culture that shaped the persons choices and perceptions. Or, it is a way of seeing our own and other people’s behavior in relationship to history and social structure. What that sounds like to me is that sociological imagination is the context-giving tool that sociologists use to bring facts to life. Without it all you see are numbers, but that does not tell you the story, or why things are that way.</span>

      <span style=”background: #f4f4f4; margin: 0px; color: black; line-height: 200%; font-family: ‘Times New Roman’,serif; font-size: 12pt;”>The way that sociologists define a society varies. According to some societies are like a body, with each part serving to assist the whole. Another opinion might view society as a fight for power, it is a group where no harmony, or very little, is found. But, despite their differences, all  sociologists seek to see the bigger picture of what the groups are doing, they do not look at individual decisions and the individuals who made them, but rather they will look at the trends and waves of what groups are doing or not doing.</span>

      <span style=”background: #f4f4f4; margin: 0px; color: black; line-height: 200%; font-family: ‘Times New Roman’,serif; font-size: 12pt;”>The main difference between sociological perspective and sociological imagination</span><span style=”margin: 0px; color: black; line-height: 200%; font-family: ‘Times New Roman’,serif; font-size: 12pt;”> is that sociological imagination tells us there is a connection between an individual and and his/her society, sociological perspective tells you why that connection exists.</span>

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