Course: SOC 100 (1902): The Individual, Culture and Society |Spring 2020 | Prof. Alapo

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      Leslie Huiracocha

      What does C. Wright Mills say about sociological imagination?
      Sociological Imagination is the ability to see the relationship between large scale social forces and the personal actions of individuals. For example, he or she believes in order to achieve a certain look they will have to take drastic measures they become anorexic and experience health problems. Society plays a huge factor here since they will like to achieve a certain look since society influences them too.

      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?
      Sociologists study these small groups differently at a micro-level and macro-level in society. They are interested in the experiences of an individual and how those experiences shaped the person in society.

      What is the difference between Sociological Imagination and Sociological Perspective? Provide examples from your individual experiences on both Sociological Imagination and Sociological Perspective.
      Social Imagination is the effects of people directly or indirectly by larger-scale forces. For example, let’s say you are unemployed and you can’t find a job but you worked hard enough you never gave up. But you as an individual will beat yourself up telling your self you didn’t work enough when in reality the larger scale is that society has not provided enough jobs for society. Sociological Perspective is viewing society as a group that has a logic behind its decisions. Although we have a great amount of freedom in society we really don’t the choices that we make are affected by our society, culture, and social institutions.

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      <span style=”font-weight: 400;”>Sociology  can be defined as the studies of  individuals behaviors and evolution from the small to the large group . Sociology is one of the complex branch of study because sociologist studies all aspect of human  life from origin, way of live, well been ,to the feeling of people. They collect date and survey to make their studies. </span>

      <span style=”font-weight: 400;”>In 1959 C. Wright Mills created the “ Sociological Imagination”  it’s the prosess to shift from one small perspective to the large  ( Mills, P37) . The Sociological Imagination is when one individual problem became the problem of all the society ,because if  there is more the one (1) in the society that is affected by the same issue it’s not longer one person affair but a all community. A really good illustration of the Sociological Imagination is the “Corona Virus” this is not concerning  only person that is affected with this virus nor only China but all world.</span>

      <span style=”font-weight: 400;”>Moreover, Sociologist talk about “ Sociological perspective ”. Its can be defined as the way one ( 1) person behavior or personality is influence but the society in wish he belong (Elias). Sociological Perspective is really common  because each individual is related to a community in wish they share the same believe , culture , tradition and this sense of belonging influence our vision, point of view , and habit some time.</span>

      <span style=”font-weight: 400;”>Sociological Imagination , and Sociological Perspective are different because for the first one the society share your issue, and you are the only one affected of the same problem . But for the second one you are the one that society having influence in almost all the aspect that there is a norm that in the community that you belong it is expected  for you to behave or to act in a certain way and sometimes it’s not logical for you but “Everybody doing it”</span>

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