SY210 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: The Sociological Imagination, Social Inequality, Anomic Aphasia
The sociological imagination (1959) by c. wright mills. Identifies connection between personal struggles and social structures. Way of looking at the world linking private problems and important social issues. Divorces rate in canada increasing and marriage rate decreasing. What would you identify as the cause: divorce act 1968 and 1985 made divorce easier to get. Example: organ donor rates (real life case study) . % of population agreeing to be organ donors country a: 12% country b: 99. 9% . Country a germany country b - austria. One country has an opt-in system (12%) whereas the other has an opt-out system (99. 9%) One of the best examples of using the sociological imagination. Wh(cid:455) is durkhei(cid:373)"s suicide (cid:894)a(cid:374)d (cid:374)ot just (cid:862)durkhei(cid:373)(cid:863)(cid:895) studied in the very first chapter of. Suicide rates per million inhabitants and rank order (table iii in suicide) Predominately protestant countries committing suicide, not as much as catholic however both condemn it equally.