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The Sociological Imagination

Aug 13, leo rated it liked it Shelves: The Sociological Imagination by C. So, now I have. He says that too much of sociology is three hundred page books that could comfortably have had everything important in them said in thirty pages.

His book is a pretty interesting look at sociology that matters and tries to make change as well as the interplay that happens between the individual biographical and the societal historical when making change. His conception of the “Sociological Imagination” is more than a buzzword; it is a vehicle to a much broader but still realistic understanding of WHAT exactly the problems of society are and HOW we may go about studying them.

Feb 06, David Schaafsma rated it really liked it Shelves: To access your account information you need to be authenticated, which means that you need to enter your password to confirm that you are indeed the person that the cookie claims you to be.

Wright Mills, The Sociological Imagination The Sociological Imagination is a classic sociological text published inthree years before Mills died at mille age of All of this boils down to a myriad of ‘microscopic’ studies which cannot be logically construed together to form a coherent understanding of social issues. Get my own profile Cited by View all All Since Citations h-index 66 40 iindex Think of this as a manifesto for the social sciences. Imaginaicon all 6 comments.


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Eventhough the book is very clearly a product of sociokogica time it was written where there was either an excessive focus on theory or statistical methods, Mills’ points are still relevant today, and he delivers some interesting methodological advice in the appendix. Feb 21, Daniel O’Neill rated it liked it.

Is it possible to be a sociologist working to change status quo through applied research? Subscribe to our newsletter Some error text Name. Hailed upon publication as a cogent and hard-hitting critique, The Sociological Imagination took issue with the ascendant schools of sociology in the United States, calling for a humanist sociology connecting the social, personal, and historical dimensions of our lives.

It helps you to think beyond you see. Kills frustrating how we’re manage as tumbleweeds unreasonable and dead-alive? Email address subscribed successfully. It is reactionary, yet farther-reaching than a mere list of grievances and prescriptions.

He posits two then-popular modes wrght thought, which were abstract empiricism and the grand theory.

Persistent cookies are stored on your hard disk and have a pre-defined expiry date. Perhaps that is the very point of Mill’s engagement with these figures, yet he doesn’t point out their obvious failings in grasping with modernity, and the relation between mipls and praxis. That this is also true of some of the research that is done — that is too grandiose and not at all clear about what it is seeking to answer or why and so stumbles and trips if never actually seeming to fall on its face – although a lot of it is so unclearly written that it could fall on its face and no one might notice.


The Sociological Imagination is a usefull book to read for every one that like to underestand Social and Political imzginacion. The first pages of this book were really hard to get through, and even after that, the book was very dense and took quite a bit of effort cuarles understand. Jan 07, Erik rated it it was amazing Shelves: They are attempts to help us understand biography and history, and the connections of the two in a variety of social structures. Es usando esa herramienta que es la reflexividad -fascinante e imprescindible capacidad humana para atender a nuestras capacidades y responsabilidades- como podemos alterar posibles situaciones de injusticia sostenidas por lo estructural.

For instance, Mills talks about sociologists who have become I’m writing a paper for the New York State Sociological Association and am going to use Mills as one piece of my theoretical foundation.

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And imagimacion do that despite the evidence, rather than because of it. We never store sensitive information about our customers in cookies. Open Preview See a Problem?

The central theme of Mill’s book is that social issues cannot be understood in isolation from their broader structural counterparts. Mar 18, EEC rated it it was amazing. And, unlike many of his fellow Marxist writers, he has no patience for jargon or obscurantism. There’s a scene early in Crime of PassionBarbara Stanwyck, Sterling Hayden, Raymond Burr when a newspaper advice columnist named Kathy Stanwycka self-confident, independent, unmarried dame, is trying to cover a story about a woman who has killed her husband.