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C Wright Mills - The Sociological Imagination; summary notes

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Department
Sociology
Course
SOCY 122
Professor
Rob Beamish
Semester
Fall

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C Wright MillsThe Sociological ImaginationBeyond everyday stocks of knowledgeeveryday stocks of knowledge are things you dont learn in school things everyone knowsThe Natural Attitudeinnate attitude in which humans look at the world from their own perspectiveconsider ourselves individuals in the worldPeople tend to feel their lives are a series of trapsFAMILY JOB NEIGHBOURHOODPersonal troubles of milieu are accentuatedSuccessfailure attributed to personal actioninactionHAVE TO LINK MICRO AND MACRO look at local environment time period societyyour experiences and societys experiencespersonal problems are world problemsmost personal troubles can be linked to larger social problemsenables us to grasp histor
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