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 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 don’t the choices that we make are affected by our society, culture, and social institutions.