Sociology 1020 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: C. Wright Mills, The Sociological Imagination, Auguste Comte

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Identify general patterns in the behaviour of particular individuals. o: unique individuals, categories. Society acts differently on us depending on what category we belong to-- > gender, age, race, class, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation. Categories impact who we become: society acts, the sociological imagination--> c. wright mills. "looking at the world through our own lens limits our experience. " o: to form sociological imagination must step outside of own perspective, c wright mills developed method, levels of analysis, biography, milieu community. Human agency--> ability to act, have ability to make choices. Community, family, neighbourhood--> coming to western is anew. Society/structures: mills says we need to further distinguish between private troubles vs. public issues--> Credit card example: private issues--> problems of individuals, being unable to pay credit card bill. Will affect biography cause individual problem, will affect milieu because can"t go to bar, and family will pay out: public issue.

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