Sociological Imagination

The term sociological imagination was coined by the American sociologist C. Wright Mills in 1959 to describe the type of insight offered by the discipline of sociology. The term is used in introductory textbooks in sociology to explain the nature of sociology and its relevance in daily life.

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Uses of Sociological Imagination in Films
... The advantages of using popular films to enhance students' comprehension of sociological topics is widely recognized ... sociology courses to demonstrate the current relevance of sociological thinking and to show how the sociological imagination helps us make sense of our social world ... The underlying assumption is that the sociological imagination is best developed and exercised in the introductory class by linking new materials in the context ...
C. Wright Mills - Outlook
... Mills argues that micro and macro levels of analysis can be linked together by the sociological imagination, which enables its possessor to ... In The Sociological Imagination, Mills wrote “ It is the political task of the social scientist -- as of any liberal educator -- continually to translate personal troubles into public ... his work -- and, as an educator, in his life as well -- this kind of sociological imagination ...

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