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

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      C. Wright Mills says that social imagination is about determining the relationship between ordinary lives of people and the wider social forces. The way a sociologist defines society is by examining experiences of individuals and their personal decisions. The sociological imagination is how social forces affect people’s public and private lives and the ability to see things socially and how they interact and influence each other. A sociological imagination example is if a person is sad, it may be a personal problem but if you look deeper into it it could be a public problem because everyone has experienced it before or have the same problems. The sociological perspective is how we look at things in different views and try to understand them. A sociological perspective example would be looking at an 19 year old that works at Wholefoods. You would think that he just dropped out and started working or didn’t go to college yet but in the 19 year olds perspective, he can’t go to school since he has to support his family.

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